Vanilla Blueberry Sauce from Scratch

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 2 cups approximate
An easy and versatile Vanilla Blueberry Sauce from scratch. Lemon flavoring is optional.


  • 2 pints fresh blueberries, washed and stems picked
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • zest from one orange, optional


  1. Mix the cornstarch with 3 tbsp water. Set aside.
  2. Add the blueberries, water and sugar to a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a low boil, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir the cornstarch mixed with water into the blueberries. Add the orange zest, if using. Simmer about 15 minutes, as the sauce will begin to thicken.
  4. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
  5. Sauce can be served immediately, or stored in the fridge for up to 3 days.**

Recipe Notes

When reheating the sauce, be careful not to overheat and burn. Microwave on 50% power or heat in a saucepan on the stove over medium heat.