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Blueberry syrup

Blueberry Syrup

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups 1x


This blueberry syrup recipe is sweet and simple: perfect for using fresh or frozen blueberries! Serve over pancakes, ice cream, and more.


  • 2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon water, divided
  • 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Place the blueberries, sugar, and water in a saucepan and heat over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then cook at a low boil, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes until the blueberries break down, mashing them with a wooden spoon or potato masher towards the end of the cook time.
  2. Place the cornstarch in a small bowl and mix with 1 tablespoon water. Add it to the sauce and simmer for about 1 minute, stirring constantly, until thickened.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice. Taste and adjust sugar as desired. Let the sauce cool to warm; it will thicken even more as it cools. Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving (store up to 1 week refrigerated).
  • Category: Essentials
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian