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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
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
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.
from The Blueberry Store