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Easy Homemade Blueberry Sauce

42 reviews / 4.7 average

This easy blueberry sauce is made with fresh blueberries, sugar, vanilla, and corn starch. Thick, sweet, and perfect for topping pancakes.

Let’s Chat About What To Put This Sauce On

Top Ten Friends for Easy Homemade Blueberry Sauce:

  1. Swedish pancakes.
  2. Greek yogurt.
  3. Crackers.
  4. Ice cream.
  5. Toast.
  6. Pie crust.
  7. Oats.
  8. Bananas.
  9. Cottage cheese.
  10. Muffins.
Blueberry sauce fresh blueberries, sugar, vanilla, and corn starch on top of pancakes.

I’m in love.

I didn’t plan to fall in love this way.

I was actually hoping for Bjork to fall in love with this homemade blueberry sauce as it dripped off of a stack of Sunday morning Swedish pancakes.  But I fell for my own trick, and now my lips are stained purple and I can’t stop drowning foods in blueberry sauce.

As you maybe noticed from the list of top ten friends for homemade blueberry sauce, I’ve gotten really creative in the last 24 hours.  Chances are good that I’m going to turn into a Willy Wonka blueberry any minute now.  It was all worth it.

Love is a beautiful thing.

Blueberry sauce with fresh blueberries, sugar, vanilla, and corn starch on a stack of pancakes.

So obviously you’re having brinner for dinner tonight.  Because you’re awesome.

And I’m having brinner all week.   Because I’m obsessed.

Easy Homemade Blueberry Sauce: FAQs

Can I freeze leftovers of this sauce?

Sure can…if you even have leftovers!

Would this be good on cheesecake?

Ummm it would be AMAZING on cheesecake!

Can I make this sauce with another kind of berry?

That should work! Strawberries, blackberries, whatever you like.

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Easy Homemade Blueberry Sauce

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


This easy blueberry sauce is made with fresh blueberries, sugar, vanilla, and corn starch. Thick, sweet, and perfect for topping pancakes.


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  • 3 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch, dissolved into 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Place 1 1/2 cups blueberries in a small saucepan. Cover with water and add sugar and vanilla. Heat over medium-high heat until mixture comes to a low boil and blueberries just start to break apart.
  2. Add dissolved cornstarch to saucepan and bring mixture to a rolling boil. Turn heat down and simmer on low heat for 2-3 minutes, or until sauce reaches desired consistency. Add water, one tablespoon at a time, if the sauce gets too thick.
  3. Remove from heat. Add remaining blueberries and stir gently. Serve warm or cold.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Boil
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: blueberry sauce, blueberries, pancake sauce, fruit sauce

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    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      That looks delicious! Do you have a swedish pancake recipe? Tried looking online, but couldn’t find anything that looks as tasty as yours.


  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This looks so delicious! I just picked up some organic frozen blueberries on sale two days ago…definitely going to use them for this!

        1. Pinch of Yum Logo

          As I am diabetic I routinely sub Splenda® Sugar Blend for sugar in recipes all the time. For this recipe you would sub 1/4 cup Sugar Blend for 1/2 cup sugar. Works great!

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    That blueberry sauce looks so gloriously glazed and chunky. But to tell you the truth, I’m crushing on the edges of those Swedish pancakes!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Yes, the Swedish pancakes were rockin, too. But I’m saving that for another time! 🙂

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Confession: I don’t even love blueberries so much but somehow I do love this sauce! A lot!

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    Soo @ Little Miss Fitness

    I love that you made Swedish pancakes. I swear it’s a MN thing…or maybe rural east central MN thing. 🙂 Looks so good!

      1. Pinch of Yum Logo

        Um, just realized that I actually said that they were Swedish pancakes in the post. But still.

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      Connie Comella

      This recipe looks delicious and so simple. Would you alter the recipe at all to use as an ice cream topping? How many cups of sauce does the recipe make? Thanks!

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I made almost an identical blueberry recipe for pancakes a couple weeks ago that I still have yet to post!!! We must be on the same wavelength – yours looks GORGEOUS!
    It’s also good with cake 🙂 that’s ok for breakfast too right?

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        Jeannette Solinsky

        I’m thinking this would be awesome on my cheesecake and topped with homemade whipped cream!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      The pancake recipe is on the queue for another day. 🙂 It deserves a day all its own.

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Just made this for some pancakes – it’s so delicious! We added some cubes of salted butter to top it all off. Great recipe! 😀
    We’ve put the rest in a big jar for later – with a fancy ribbon, something like would make a great present!

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Thanks for the recipe! I have made a simple blueberry sauce before but never followed a recipe 🙂 I am making this tomorrow to go on my pancakes! My boyfriend loves blueberry sauce and it is our one year anniversary tomorrow 😀