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Homemade Blueberry Sauce | Perfect Topping for Pancakes and Desserts

I love switching things up with our meals and trying out new recipes. Unfortunately my kids are on the picky side, especially my middle son.This makes it tougher to experiment as often as I’d like in the kitchen, especially for dinner. But being part of the Kraft Tastemaker blogging program is a great reminder that I can use items around my house to try something new and think outside the box a bit.

If there is one meal that everyone in this house can agree on, it is that breakfast any time of the day is absolutely delicious!  All my boys absolutely love almost any breakfast food you can think of. From french toast to waffles to ham steak to eggs, they really do love it all!

I happened to have a large carton of fresh blueberries that were starting to get on the softer side. Normally I’d simply throw them into my freezer for later use or  into some batter to enjoy blueberry pancakes. But this time I thought it would be fun to try something new  that could also be used in multiple ways. So I smashed them up, added some sugar and few other ingredients I had on had to create a nice blueberry sauce!

Blueberry Sauce for Pancakes Ice Cream Pudding

It was heavenly and much easier than I imagined.

5 from 9 votes

Homemade Blueberry Sauce

Author Emilie


  • 2 1/4 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon orange or lemon zest


  1. Wash fresh blueberries. In a medium saucepan, crush blueberries. Add sugar, lemon juice and salt. Stir until combined.
  2. Bring blueberry mixture to a boil.
  3. Boil a full minute. Add zest.
  4. Serve warm or chill to make the flavors really come out. Can be served warmed up or cold.,

Blueberry Sauce for Pancakes and More Blueberries SmashedI left out corn starch because I wanted it to be a bit more on the thin side for pancakes.

Blueberry Sauce for Pancakes and More Cooked

It also makes the recipe a lot more simple. No worries about the consistency!

Blueberry Sauce for Pancakes and More Kraft Up CloseI wanted another flavor to complement the blueberries so I opted for some orange zest because I had that in my fridge. You could easily switch that out with some lemon zest instead.

Blueberry Sauce for Pancakes and More Kraft Closeup

Or if the citrus flavor doesn’t sound appealing to you, consider adding about a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Blueberry Sauce Pancakes KraftIf sugar or calories is a concern, you could cut the sugar down to 1/3 cup or so and still get a great tasting sauce.

Blueberry Sauce for Pancakes Kraft

While you can serve this warm immediately after you cook it, if you want an hour or more, the flavors really start to settle and come out!  And this sauce can easily be made ahead of time and warmed up. Use any leftovers on other desserts like your favorite JELLO pudding,  ice cream, bread pudding, cobbler or even some greek yogurt!  And don’t forget the COOL WHIP topping to put on top and couple of slices of OSCAR MAYER bacon with those pancakes.

Blueberry Sauce with Pudding

Pair up this sweet blueberry sauce with a fruity drink. Kraft Recipes.com has some great punch recipes! Don’t forget to follow Kraft Foods via Facebook and Twitter to stay connected and get more recipe ideas!

What is your favorite flavor of fruit sauce? Blueberry? Raspberry? Strawberry?



Disclosure: This post was created for the Kraft Tastemaker Blogger Program. All thoughts remain my own and are not influenced by the monetary compensation received.


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  1. This looks fantastic! My girls are both HUGE blueberry fans. I know they are going to love this, thanks for the recipe!

  2. Yum! Sounds delish! The only way I can eat pancakes is with blueberries or chocolate chips, I’ll have to try this one morning soon!

  3. Delicious! I love making homemade pancakes for my kids and this would definitely make our pancakes more yunmier. Very easy to make and I’m drooling here as well !

  4. So delicious and simple! I love that you can amp up the nutrition of the meal with this sauce (as opposed to using regular syrup, for example).

  5. oooooh! My husband loves blueberries! I bet this would be amazing on some pound cake or on french toast! Yummy! Thanks for the recipe I’m going to use it!!

  6. This looks so good! My mom makes a blueberry sauce for pancakes that looks like this and I love it! I’ll have to give it a try!

  7. Looks good, but I prefer raspberries. I might try to make this though and pour it over some vanilla ice cream! 🙂

  8. 5 stars
    I made the blueberry sauce this weekend and served it over vanilla ice cream. The family loved it. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe.

  9. This looks so delicious! Usually I just make plain pancakes, but this would definitely give them a better flavor – and my husband loves blueberry.

  10. 5 stars
    So much deliciousness with such few ingredients – I served it topping waffles this morning and my kids went to school happy!

  11. We eat a lot of blueberries because they are so healthy. This sauce is a another creative way to use them!

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