Monica's favorite gear for
making Blueberry Sauce
This is my go-to mixing bowl. Love the handle and lid for fridge storage, when needed. It's microwave safe, and perfect for this recipe.
These are a great size for storing this sauce in the fridge or freezer.
I use these jar lids for their durability and ease in putting them on and off. The lids and rings that come with mason jars are intended for single use and will eventually rust.

Microwave Blueberry Sauce

make in under 10 minutes for topping ice cream, cheesecake, French toast, pancakes, and more


Microwave Blueberry Sauce

By Monica              makes 2.5 cups
Microwave Blueberry Sauce is deliciously ready in under 10 minutes using fresh or frozen blueberries. Drizzle on ice cream, cheesecake, pancakes, waffles, French toast or mix in yogurt, smoothies, milk shakes and more. Freezer friendly. From TheYummyLife.com

Make this delicious, flavorful sauce in under 10 minutes using fresh or frozen blueberries. Top ice cream, cheese cake, pancakes; add to yogurt or smoothies and more.

Ingredients
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen blueberries, divided
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1/2 cup orange juice (juice from 2 medium oranges)
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions
Add 2 cups blueberries to 2-quart microwave-safe mixing bowl (set aside remaining 1-cup blueberries). Add corn starch to berries in mixing bowl and toss until berries are evenly coated. Add orange juice, brown sugar, almond extract, and cinnamon. Stir to combine.

Microwave blueberry mixture uncovered at full power for 8 minutes. Stir in remaining blueberries and cool uncovered at room temperature for 30 minutes; sauce will thicken some as it cools. (If too thick, may be thinned by stirring in water 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency.) Cover and store in refrigerator.

You can eat this sauce right away, however the flavor improves if you make it ahead and let the flavors marry in the fridge overnight. Keeps for at least 1 week. May also be frozen for up to 6 months.

Serve over ice cream, cheesecake, angel food cake, pancakes, waffles, or French toast. Mix into yogurt or smoothies.


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You can make this delicious, flavorful sauce in under 10 minutes using fresh or frozen blueberries. It can be ladled over my Baked Blueberry French Toast and used for a delicious topping or mix-in for lots of other things, too:

  • cheesecake
  • short cake
  • angel food cake
  • waffles and pancakes
  • yogurt
  • smoothies
  • layered in a parfait
  • spread on toast, bagels, or muffins in place of jam

It's fast and easy! I figured out a microwave version for this recipe to make it fast and to keep the heat out of the kitchen. Like my Microwave Raspberry Sauce, this blueberry sauce can be made at the last minute. I always stock frozen blueberries in my freezer so I'm ready to make a quick batch. 

Refrigerate or freeze. You can eat this sauce right away, however the flavor improves if you make it ahead and let the flavors marry in the fridge overnight. It can be refrigerated and eaten within a week or frozen to enjoy throughout the year. 

 

Step-by-step photos for making
Microwave Blueberry Sauce 

Step 1. Assemble the ingredients: blueberries (fresh or frozen)*, brown sugar, orange juice, almond extract, cinnamon, corn starch.

*ABOUT THE BLUEBERRIES:

  • Frozen blueberries are picked at their peak of ripeness and often provide consistently better flavor and deeper color than fresh grocery store blueberries. I choose frozen over fresh, unless I have access to homegrown or in-season, freshly picked blueberries.
  • If you're using frozen blueberries, they do not need to be thawed before making this sauce. They'll thaw quickly as they cook in the microwave.

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Step 2. Measure 2 cups of the blueberries and add them to a 2-quart microwave-safe bowl. Save the remaining cup of blueberries to add in later. (I'm using frozen blueberries in the batch pictured here.)

view on Amazon:  Mix-and-Measure bowl (my go-to mixing bowl)

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Step 3. Add cornstarch to bowl and toss to evenly coat blueberries. (The cornstarch will thicken the sauce as it cooks in the microwave.)

Step 4. Add orange juice, brown sugar, almond extract, and cinnamon. Give it a stir.

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Step 5. Microwave blueberry mixture, uncovered, at full power 8 minutes.

Step 6. Remove from microwave and stir remaining cup of blueberries into the hot liquid, just until combined. Stirring these whole blueberries in at the end results in a chunkier sauce, because the uncooked ones hold their shape better--they cook just slightly while they sit in the hot mixture. I like having whole visible blueberries in my sauce to give it that homemade, real blueberry look and texture.

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Step 7. Let the sauce sit on the counter for 30 minutes uncovered. It will thicken some as it cools.

Step 8. Cover and put it in the fridge to cool completely. I store mine in half-pint mason jars.

view on Amazon:  half-pint mason jars,  plastic jar lids (durable and easy to screw on and off)

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Freeze it! When blueberries are in season, I make up several batches of this easy sauce to freeze and enjoy throughout the year. It only takes 30 minutes to make 3 microwave batches of sauce that yields 6 half-pint jars. They keep in the freezer for at least 6 months. (NOTE: this recipe is not suitable for water process canning.)

It's such a treat to have this fresh-tasting summer sauce in the middle of winter. To thaw, move it from the freezer to the refrigerator the day before use.  For faster thawing set it out on the counter for 1-2 hours.

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Try serving this sauce warm over
Baked Blueberry Whole Wheat French Toast
 (both the sauce and French toast are made the day before)

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Make it a Yummy day!

Monica

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Microwave Blueberry Sauce
By Monica              Servings: makes 2.5 cups
Ingredients
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen blueberries, divided
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1/2 cup orange juice (juice from 2 medium oranges)
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Directions
Add 2 cups blueberries to 2-quart microwave-safe mixing bowl (set aside remaining 1-cup blueberries). Add corn starch to berries in mixing bowl and toss until berries are evenly coated. Add orange juice, brown sugar, almond extract, and cinnamon. Stir to combine.

Microwave blueberry mixture uncovered at full power for 8 minutes. Stir in remaining blueberries and cool uncovered at room temperature for 30 minutes; sauce will thicken some as it cools. (If too thick, may be thinned by stirring in water 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency.) Cover and store in refrigerator.

You can eat this sauce right away, however the flavor improves if you make it ahead and let the flavors marry in the fridge overnight. Keeps for at least 1 week. May also be frozen for up to 6 months.

Serve over ice cream, cheesecake, angel food cake, pancakes, waffles, or French toast. Mix into yogurt or smoothies.
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Weight Watchers Smart Points (per 2 tablespoons): 2

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This is an updated post that was originally published February 8, 2012.



Posted on Tuesday, August 15th, 2017








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