At this point in the summer season, fresh fruit abounds! Where I live, blueberries are plentiful in local stores, farm stands and pick-your-own options. With so many available right now, I find myself picking up more than my family is able to eat up in a reasonable amount to time.


We were out of town last week, so when we returned, I knew there were some foods in the fridge that we would need to get through fast. So when my boys asked for pancakes, I decided to top them with something a but more special than a drizzle of syrup. Enter…Homemade Fresh Blueberry Sauce!

I had never made blueberry sauce – properly known as blueberry compote – before. But I’ve often wondered how this sweet, fruity, smoothly decadent treat is made. And if you’ve looked around this site at all, you know I’m a big fan of keeping things simple. So I was thrilled when I found a recipe that required few ingredients and little work. I tweaked the recipe a bit to suit my liking.


I created this topping specifically on my pancakes, but after tasting it, I can certainly imagine using it on a variety of other yummy treats like ice cream, waffles, scones, yogurt parfaits, toast and others.

Needless to say, the blueberry sauce – and the pancakes – went FAST. I think I even caught my little guy licking his plate.

Here’s the recipe I used:


  • 2 cups fresh (or frozen) blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons flour (optional)

Combine 1 cup of the blueberries, water, sugar and lemon juice in a small saucepan. Cook over a medium heat for about 10 minutes. Add the remaining blueberries and cook for 10 more minutes , stirring frequently. For thicker compote, whisk in one teaspoon of flour completely. Add second teaspoon; whisk in completely. Serve warm.

29 comments on “Homemade Fresh Blueberry Sauce”

  1. Delicious! We always pick so many pounds of fresh blueberries each summer at neighboring farms and freeze them for the rest of the year. Blueberry sauce is great for so many things, and I love your recipe! Looks great with those pancakes 🙂

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