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Quick blueberry sauce

Easy Blueberry Sauce (5 Minutes!)

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 1 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: About 1 cup 1x


Want a stunning topping for pancakes or waffles? This blueberry sauce is quick and turns out purple and syrupy, with the flavor of pure blueberry.


  • 1 1/2 cups frozen or fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 pinch cinnamon (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch


  1. Zest the lemon. Place the blueberries, maple syrup, lemon zest, and cinnamon (if using) in a medium saucepan.
  2. Stir the cornstarch into a small bowl with 2 tablespoons of water. Then pour it into the saucepan.
  3. Heat over medium heat and bring to a boil; reduce the heat slightly but maintain constant bubbles. Cook, stirring, until the blueberries break down a bit and the sauce thickens, about 4 to 5 minutes total.
  4. Serve immediately. Stores refrigerated in a sealed container for a few weeks.
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Blueberry sauce, Blueberry syrup, Maple blueberry sauce