Citrus blueberry sauce

    30 min

    A fantastic blueberry sauce to serve over ice cream, pancakes, waffles or to use in trifles. The orange juice and lemon juice both add lovely citrus zing to the sauce, which is fantastically easy to make! Use fresh blueberries if in season.

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    Makes: 500 ml sauce

    • 300g frozen blueberries
    • 125ml orange juice
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 60ml water
    • 4 teaspoons cornflour
    • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:10min resting  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Bring the blueberries, orange juice and lemon juice to the boil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the lemon zest and cinnamon; adjust heat to low.
    2. Whisk together the water and cornflour until there are no lumps. Stir the cornflour mixture and brown sugar into the blueberry mixture until thickened. Remove from heat and allow to rest for 10 minutes before using.

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    Made this sauce to go with the Dorset apple cake. Lovely citrus taste. Thankyou  -  18 Sep 2013


    I've made this at least four times as it's a quick and easy recipe to master. I like the consistency and the flavor of the sauce - not too thin or runny, yet not so thick I can't pour it on pancakes or spoon over Panna Cotta. I prefer this to store bought as it is not overly sweet and I know what ingredients are in it. Just use a little more sweetener, like a a few more tablespoons, if the blueberries are sour(taste them first) or do ALL orange juice - instead of 1/4 cup of water and 1/2 cup orange juice - do 3/4 cup orange juice. If the sauce is too thin use more thickener (cornstarch) and/or cook it a little longer. Most times the sauce thickens pretty well on its own in the fridge, however, if it's too thick - use less thickener and/or less frozen blueberries (thaw and drain) next time. Same with the lemon flavor being overpowering - use a little less. It's a fairly forgiving recipe. Experiment and make the recipe your own. Thanks you Bri bri for the recipe - it's become a family favorite.  -  10 Jul 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was DELICIOUS! What a lovely topping for pancakes! I will be using this AGAIN & AGAIN!  -  27 Jul 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)