Blueberries and lemon simmer on the stove until thick, delicious, and just right. Perfect over cheesecake, ice cream, pancakes, and more.
Zest and juice from one medium lemon
about 1 tablespoon of zest and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
Rinse and pick through the blueberries, discarding any bad berries and stems.
Pour blueberries in a medium saucepan and stir in the sugar, lemon zest and juice, and water.
Heat over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture comes to a boil.
Turn heat down to medium-low, and simmer for about 15 - 20 minutes, until the mixture thickens.
Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
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.