Blueberry-Lemon Sauce

We’re getting married on a blueberry farm. This weekend. This WEEKEND! Gosh, this thing came fast. Seems like Christmas Eve was just yesterday… the day my guy got down on one knee and popped the question. I didn’t say yes, though. I said “of course!”

Gotta say, I’m psyched the day is here. Yes, yes, I am definitely just ready to get it done with and get on with our lives. But I’m also just dang excited for all the festivities (and the honeymoon!) Plus, I get to marry the most wonderful guy. Bring it on.

So I thought it was appropriate this week to share this recipe for Blueberry-Lemon Sauce. Not only because there are blueberries involved, but also because we’re going to be serving this sauce over cheesecake for dessert at our reception.

Blueberry lemon sauce |

Not just cheesecake-appropriate, we also love this sauce over ice cream. We love it over pancakes, waffles, and french toast, too.

It’s delish. I love how the lemon really complements the blueberry flavors.

Yum, yum, yum.

Here’s the recipe! And with that, we’re off to get hitched and stuff. See you again in a couple weeks! 🙂

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Blueberry-Lemon Sauce

Blueberries and lemon simmer on the stove until thick, delicious, and just right. Perfect over cheesecake, ice cream, pancakes, and more.


  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • Zest and juice from one medium lemon (about 1 tablespoon of zest and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Rinse and pick through the blueberries, discarding any bad berries and stems.
  2. Pour blueberries in a medium saucepan and stir in the sugar, lemon zest and juice, and water.
  3. Heat over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture comes to a boil.
  4. Turn heat down to medium-low, and simmer for about 15 - 20 minutes, until the mixture thickens.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
  6. Serve warm or cold over cheesecake, ice cream, pancakes, french toast, waffles, or whatever else you dream up. Keeps in the refrigerator, sealed airtight, for several days.
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Kare is a vegetarian home cook living among carnivores. She loves creating irresistible and flexible recipes that help multi-vore families like hers keep the peace - deliciously.