*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.

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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.