Blueberry Sauce (and a Giveaway!)

*Don’t miss the blueberry giveaway at the bottom of this post!*

It should be no secret around here that Mike LOVES blueberries. Seriously, I think I post a blueberry recipe once a week!  But it makes him happy, and it causes him to give me high ratings on my food, so it’s kind of a win-win.  That being said, there is one blueberry recipe I’ve been hesitant to make – blueberry sauce. Mike has often told me of his grandmother’s blueberry sauce that he loved as a kid. I think he brings it up every time I make pancakes. Unfortunately his grandma is 92 and can’t remember her recipe, and no one seems to have a copy.  I was nervous to just pick a recipe and try it, because I was pretty sure there was no way it would compare to his grandma’s recipe.

And then I found The Blueberry Store. Yes, a store entirely devoted to blueberries! If anyone would have a good blueberry sauce recipe, I figured it would be this place. So I decided to try it. I made their blueberry sauce, and surprised Mike with buttermilk pancakes covered in blueberry sauce for dinner one night. The verdict? He loved it! A complete success. He kept saying “This is awesome, this is so good!”, and he said it tasted just like his grandmother’s. I call that a success :)


*This recipe is fairly sweet. Mike didn’t mind, but cut down on the sugar a little if you prefer it a little less sweet.

Blueberry Sauce

Ingredients:

½ Cup Sugar
½ Cup Water
Pinch of Salt
2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
2 Cups Fresh Blueberries
1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
½ Teaspoon Grated Lemon Peel

Directions:

Combine water, cornstarch, sugar and salt in a sauce pan. Stir frequently over low heat until mixture boils and thickens. Stir in lemon juice and lemon peel. Add fresh blueberries, simmer 5 minutes. Let sauce cool slightly before using.

Serve over ice cream, fresh melon, French toast, cheesecake or pancakes. Makes about two cups.

**GIVEAWAY**
And the winner is Jodi, comment 100! Congratulations Jodi – I’ll email you to get your mailing address :)
How would you like to win some of the amazing blueberry store products?? I love this store – They are a local, Michigan based company that truly has superior products. I never knew you could put blueberries into so many things! Their blueberry juice is especially delicious, and their dried blueberries are plump and full of flavor! The Blueberry Store has generously offered to give a Savory Extravaganza Basket to one reader.
This basket looks awesome. It contains the following products (in a reusable colander!)
  • Blueberry Cranberry Juice
  • Blueberry Apple Juice
  • Old Fashioned Preserves
  • Blueberry Beef Jerky
  • Blueberry Coffee
  • Blueberry Walnut Dip Mix
  • Blueberry Mustard
  • Blueberry BBQ sauce
  • Blueberry Blossom Honey
  • Blueberry Salsa
  • Blueberry Vinaigrette
  • Cranberry Walnut Dip Mix
  • Blueberry Granola
The Rules:
  • Check out The Blueberry Store and leave a comment telling me which product you would most like to try.
  • Anonymous comments – please leave your name and email address in your comment
  • Extra entries (leave a separate comment for each):
    • For an extra entry, tweet the following: Win a Blueberry Extravaganza Basket @whatmegansmakng http://bit.ly/93K7V2  #giveaway
    • For an extra entry, subscribe to receive blog updates (Use subscribe button on the right hand sidebar)
  • Contest ends at 11:59pm, Sunday August 22nd.  I will choose a random winner and contact the winner via email.  I will also update this post with the name of the winner.
*Note: The Blueberry Store is providing the product for this giveaway.  They did not pay me to write a review or say good things about them. I just really like their products.
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112 comments

  1. I think i'd like to try the blueberry honey :) it looks so interesting. Thats cool that theres an entire store devoted to blueberries!

  2. I think i'd like to try the blueberry honey :) it looks so interesting. Thats cool that theres an entire store devoted to blueberries!

  3. This is an awesome giveaway!
    The bluberry coffee is screaming out to me! Sounds delicious!

    asugarhigh[at]hotmail[dot]com

  4. This is an awesome giveaway!
    The bluberry coffee is screaming out to me! Sounds delicious!

    asugarhigh[at]hotmail[dot]com

  5. I'd love either the chocolate covered blueberries or the BBQ sauce! What a fantastice giveaway!

    rachel.beasley AT converse.edu

  6. Bently's Blueberry Green Tea sounds like a wonderful drink on a cool fall morning!

  7. Oh man! I need to get my hands on that Chocolate Yang-Yin – Dark Chocolate Covered Blueberries & Caramel Corn.
    It sounds freaking amazing!

  8. I'm torn between the blueberry salsa and the blueberry granola.

  9. I'm torn between the blueberry salsa and the blueberry granola.

  10. I would love to tro the blueberry bbq sauce! This house loves blueberries!!

    meggchach@verizon.net

  11. I just subscribed for email updates.

    Meggchach@verizon.net

  12. I was thinking blueberry honey would be fabulous, but what really caught my eye was the chocolate covered blueberries. Your blueberry sauce looks delicious.

  13. I'd love to try their blueberry butter -that sounds so good!

  14. what a fun giveaway! I am actually interested in their frozen blueberries. I don't think I got enough this year.

  15. tweeted

  16. I subscribe in Google reader

  17. Yum!! Your pancakes look delicious, Megan!! I want to try the blueberry bbq sauce:) Miss you! Faith

  18. Well there could always be worse things to love, right? I mean blueberries are so good for us! The sauce looks wonderful!
    I think I would like the Campfire Mix…Trail mix with dark chocolate covered blueberries!!!
    Thanks for hosting such a wonderful giveaway!

  19. This sauce looks great! I the Dark Chocolate Covered Blueberries sound fabulous!

  20. What a cool giveaway!! I would have to say the Chocolate Covered Blueberries – if they were delivered to my door in an un-marked package so my daughter wouldn't know (otherwise I'd have a battle on my hands…)

  21. Just added you to my Google reader too!

  22. Mmmmm…Megan, everything looks yummy although, i am partial to trying Anna's blueberry flavored "thins". Thanks for doing the giveaway. Dawnae@jrichards.org

  23. i'd like to try the chocolate covered blueberries :)

  24. Love that sauce! I would love to try the blueberry honey!

  25. Chocolate covered blueberries sound awesome…who doesn't love anything in chocolate :) And Blueberry beef jerky…I think I would have to try it to believe it!

    Love this giveaway,
    Heather

  26. And I've got you in my google reader…been following for a while now and really enjoy it!

    Heather

  27. looks delicious Megan! My hubby love blueberries to so I will need to try out your recipe!!

    p.s. the chocolate covered blueberries look like an excellent choice!

  28. Blueberry honey for sure. I love the different kinds of honey and how the aroma of different plants provides a subtle hint of the fruit.

  29. I'd love to try the Bentley's Blueberry White Tea!
    http://www.theblueberrystore.com/products/186/56/bentley-s-blueberry-white-tea—24ct-box/

    thecreatorspalette @ gmail dot com

  30. I tweeted! (CreatorsPalette)http://twitter.com/CreatorsPalette/status/21323340170

    thecreatorspalette at gmail.com

  31. I now subscribe with Google Reader (so glad I found your blog!)

    thecreatorspalette at gmail dot com

  32. I'd love to try the Blueberries Foster sauce; so many possibilities. Can't go wrong with blueberies..

  33. I'd love to try the Blueberries Foster sauce; so many possibilities. Can't go wrong with blueberies..

  34. I much prefer fruity sauces to regular syrup on pancakes and waffles. I've made a strawberry sauce, but never blueberry- looks gorgeous! I would totally want to try their straight up fresh blueberries!!

  35. Blueberry blossom honey sounds really interesting

  36. Tweeted

  37. Subscriber

  38. I would love to try their blueberry vinegar to make a dressign with

    evan@foodmakesfunfuel.com

  39. I am all over that blueberry maple syrup!!!!!! Mmmmmm

  40. Blueberry cocoa definitely sounds the most intriguing!

  41. This recipe looks wonderful! I think I would try the blueberry barbeque sause. Yum!

  42. Hi Megan,

    Thanks for commenting on my blog this morning.

    I would love to try the blueberry honey, or blueberry butter. I think my kids would enjoy them.

    Lisa

  43. I'm going w/ the jerky for my hubby to try and the honey for me to try!

    Thanks,
    Nadine

    nkantrow(at)hotmail

  44. I'm all about the blueberry honey. Adding it to plain yogurt would be amazing!

  45. I'm all about the blueberry honey. Adding it to plain yogurt would be amazing!

  46. the dark chocolate covered blueberries sound yummy!
    Tracy
    tracylawrence12@hotmail.com

  47. I would love to try the blueberry honey and I think the coffee sounds great also!

    nicholsab@yahoo.com

  48. The dried blueberries for sure. Usually they're so teeny tiny you wouldn't even know what they are, but that you described these as plump and juicy… drooooool

  49. OMG! Me Me Me! I LOVE blueberries too, and I love that there is a whole store dedicated to this wonderful fruit. I'd love to try the coffee…while munching on the beef jerky!

  50. I also tweeted! :-)

  51. I think my life would not be complete without trying some blueberry salsa!!! :)

  52. I'd love to try Blueberries Foster. I love anything bananas foster, so this caught my eye right away:)
    Tricia
    t(dot)oshea(at)yahoo(dot)com

  53. Oh for sure the blueberry vinaigrette! That would be a must!

  54. I just saw a cookie recipe with dried blueberries in it–so that's what I most want :)

  55. I want the blueberry muffin mix! Now I'll be craving those all day. :)

  56. My daughter LOVES blueberries. She eats them a pint at a time. Blueberry butter sounds like it would be awesome on some blueberry muffins!!

  57. Megan, your blueberry pancakes look amazing!! Great giveaway too. We love blueberry everything in our house.

  58. I would have to try the blueberry butter. I am rather fond of making apple butter, mango butter jam, and pumpkin butter… so that would deffinitely be something to check out :o)
    ~ Sarah
    radjiyanouba@gmail.com

  59. Hey Megan. Daron & I would love to try the Blueberry BBQ sauce or the Chocolate Covered Blueberris, or the Blueberry Honey. I love blueberries, so everything sounds sooooo delicious.

  60. Hey Megan. Daron & I would love to try the Blueberry BBQ sauce or the Chocolate Covered Blueberris, or the Blueberry Honey. I love blueberries, so everything sounds sooooo delicious.

  61. I would love to try the Blueberry Blossum honey

    flouronmyface@gmail.com

  62. sent out a tweet @flouronmyface2

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  63. What the what?! Now thats a whole blueberry extravaganza, wowzers I'm in love. I am absolutely intrigued by the bluberry BBQ sauce (bBBQ?), but so many of their products look great.
    awesome post!
    Lara
    downtown_seoul{at}yahoo{dot}com

  64. What a great giveaway – I am totally into trying the Blueberry Blossom Honey. I totally adore fancy honey. :)

    Also – those pancakes look amazing! Yum!

  65. OMG! The Blueberries Foster sounds amazing! If I don't win it, will have to try my hand at making it! My dad and mom grew up in Michigan (Charlotte and Lowell) and my brother and I spent summers up there. Picking wild blueberries with our grandparents was one of our favorite activites! Even tho I live in Missouri now, will still only buy Michigan berries at the grocery store. Michigan made me a blueberry freak for life! ~ Susan in St. Louis – susan.field@gmail.com

  66. I would love to try some dark chocolate covered blueberries! That sounds so interesting!!! lhammons@ma.rr.com Lori

  67. I'd like to try the blueberry coffee and the blueberry salsa (just not together)
    Caitlin at clmccollum11@yahoo.com

  68. The BBQ sauce on RIBS!!!!

  69. Tweeted!!

  70. I would order blueberry bushes. I want to grow my own.

  71. I subscribed.

  72. i'd say the blueberry bush — to grow my own! though i'm guessing that's not what you had in mind… so i'll go with the NSA blueberry syrup.

    cheers,

    *heather*

  73. I would love to try some dark choc covered blueberries! Yum! i am keeping my fingers crossed!!

  74. I'd like to try the milk chocolate covered blueberries. I wonder what they'd taste like in a muffin or cookie!

  75. What a lovely giveaway! And how could a girl choose just one from such delectable choices, just answer that for goodness sake!
    Yet rules are rules…Blueberry honey sounds delightful :)

  76. Oh wow, so many yummy-sounding selection, i'm having a hard time to pick one. Blueberry coffee sounds awesome, I'm a coffee and fruit lover, this should be an interesting combination :). Your pancake looks so delicious!

  77. The blueberry blossom honey sounds great!

  78. I'd like the try the Blueberry Walnut Dip Mix!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

  79. I'm an email subscriber!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

  80. I tweeted here:
    http://twitter.com/sazzyfrazzy/statuses/21504745181

    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

  81. The blueberry butter sounds divine!
    elisehlee at gmail dot com
    Thanks!
    Elise

  82. I want to try everything BUT I'd especially like to try the bbq sauce on some grilled chicken for me or a nice salmon filet for my husbnd!
    Adrienne
    chefada@yahoo.com

  83. I'd love to try the
    Blueberry Pecan Maple Granola Mix!

  84. Tweeted!

  85. chocolate covered blueberries!
    jessica
    jramps@zoominternet.net

  86. Megan, your blog looks incredible! I'm really impressed. And if I had to choose, I'd go for the chocolate covered blueberries or the jam. These are a few of my favorite things.

    Jason – jasonwallin@gmail.com

  87. Blueberry Salsa!

    catharine.ellie at gmail.com

  88. I'd love to try the Blueberry Butter. It sounds delish!
    mommastaci33 at yahoo dot com

  89. I subscribe in reader. Thanks!
    mommastaci33 at yahoo dot com

  90. I'd love to try making a salad dressing with the blueberry concentrate. But there are so many other delights to consider as well!

    lauraepatterson@gmail.com

  91. i want the blueberry lollipop for my son lol

  92. Definitely the Gourmet Blueberry Syrup! We are all about breakfast food at our house! :)

  93. Blueberry Salsa sounds yummy on some cinn/sugar tortilla chips!

    Blueberry Beef Jerky??? Really? I don't know about that!

  94. Oh the honey sounds sooo good but then so ddoes that BBQ sauce. What a wonderful giveaway!

  95. Got ya in my Google reader!

  96. I think plain ol' dried blueberries would be the best thing. Even though all the sauces and whatnot sound good, I almost never use things like that. Dried fruit is just more versatile. (Although I WOULD totally eat the granola…)

    Kim
    kas1@williams.edu

  97. The blueberries foster sauce sounds awesome! Bananas foster is one of my favorite desserts, so this would be a really cool twist.

  98. The Blueberry Maple Syrup sounds great! I bet it would taste awesome on oatmeal or pancakes!

  99. just subscribed to your feed.

    jacquieastemborski AT comcast DOT net

  100. dried blueberries. but i have to say the chocolate covered ones and the trail mix both look very awesome.

    jacquieastemborski AT comcast DOT net

  101. Jodi jgleason26@msn.com

    I think the blueberry foster sounds yummy!

  102. Dark chocolate covered blueberries and blueberry sauce are it for me :)
    Josee scorpiofire88@hotmail.com

  103. I'd have to go with the blueberry barbecue sauce. It was tough choice – they've got some great stuff there!! kateiscooking

  104. Blueberry beef jerky

    Sounds interesting

    pdranka@bellsouth.net

  105. being a chocoholic it would be chocolate covered blueberries

    Sdranka@bellsouth.net

  106. That blueberry bush would give me an endless supply of blueberries (to cover in chocolate)!
    But if I were to try a product, Blueberry Bratwurst! It sounds so mysterious!

  107. Megan, I love anything blueberry, especially preserves and syrup for my pancakes and waffles. However, what I would want most from the Blueberry Store would be the Berry Bear Doll for my granddaughter Evangeline. She just loves little stuffed animals, especially beanie bears, and she plays with them constantly. Evie would love to have the Berry Bear Doll for Christmas. Mary Dobish – freud717@msn.com

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