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!
It was heavenly and much easier than I imagined.
- 2¼ cups fresh blueberries
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon orange or lemon zest
- Wash fresh blueberries. In a medium saucepan, crush blueberries. Add sugar, lemon juice and salt. Stir until combined.
- Bring blueberry mixture to a boil.
- Boil a full minute. Add zest.
- Serve warm or chill to make the flavors really come out. Can be served warmed up or cold.,
I left out corn starch because I wanted it to be a bit more on the thin side for pancakes.
It also makes the recipe a lot more simple. No worries about the consistency!
Or if the citrus flavor doesn’t sound appealing to you, consider adding about a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
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.
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.