Monday, June 7, 2010

Blueberry Sauce

Boy, it feels good finishing up finals!! In general, it feels good to finish any test. My Sociology Final went pretty well. As usual, there were the tricky questions but I think I did alright. I personally thought that the blueberries worked their magic on my brain. haha. Now time for this post.

Well, the past two posts have been about blueberries. This one is no different! What I forgot to tell you guys before was that the blueberries I got came from Costco. We all know that when you go to Costco, you buy things in BULK. So, the past two recipes/blog posts weren't able to use up all the blueberries. Finally, this recipe for Blueberry Sauce by Ina Garten (Surprise, Surprise. It's Ina again! haha) was able to use them all up and I have a little plan for it later. This recipe was extremely simple. You can do it in your sleep!! It's only sugar, blueberries and water. How easy is that? You just throw everything in a pot and let it cook (I actually used regular sugar and about 1/2 a teaspoon of vanilla extract for this recipe in place of the vanilla sugar). Once cooked, I strained it, and let the sauce cool before refrigerating/freezing. The sauce had a nice tangy sweetness with flavors of blueberries and vanilla. Simple and delicious. After it cooled, I froze this sauce. You'll just have to wait and see where I'm going to use it! Here's the recipe!

Blueberry Sauce (Makes about 1 cup)
1 1/2 pints fresh blueberries, rinsed
1 cup vanilla sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Combine the blueberries and vanilla sugar in a large heavy saucepan. Add 1 cup water and the lemon juice and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes, or until the mixture begins to thicken.

Remove from the heat and strain through a fine sieve. Cool to room temperature, cover and refrigerate.

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  1. This looks good & simple! It looks like it would go perfect with pancakes! Yumm~ I love Ina Garten too :D She's one of my favorites...except she uses too much butter...haha :D And you're lucky you finished your finals already! I have two more to go :( I think I need blueberries in my system (;

  2. Michelle: I was just saying that to my friend. It would be so great on pancakes!! I have to try that! I never noticed Ina uses a lot of butter. I just know Paula Deen does. haha. Good luck on your finals!! You'll do great! Def. get the blueberries. lol.

  3. Mmmmm...I love blueberries! This would be great over a lemon poundcake.

    Thanks for stopping by and checking out my raspberry friands!

  4. Hi aj, thanks for stopping by my blog :o) Your blueberry sauce looks absolutely delicious. I bet it would be fantastic on top of pancakes or swirled into ice cream!

  5. Finishing finals is always such a huge relief. I got a 100% on my sociology final last semester :) (sweet brag, I know haha). Love Ina and love blueberries!

  6. i just did almost the same thing for my pancakes yesterday! and congrats on finishing finals! it's such a big PHEW (:

  7. Jennifer: This on a lemon pound cake would be really good!!

    Susi: There are so many things you can do with this sauce. I don't know where to start. haha.

    Tessa: Omg. Great job on that final!! I won't be getting that but I hope I get close to it. lol.

    Hannah: Thanks!! It's like a big weight has been lifted off my shoulders!

  8. I love blueberries and that sauce looks wonderful! Perfect with that dash of lemon juice and vanilla!

    Thanks for passing by.



  9. That is easy! Perfect for summer too.

  10. This would be great on pancakes or waffles! Or ice cream!

  11. blueberry sauce can be a wonderful thing!! I'll take mine on some homemade waffles with lots of whipped cream please!

  12. Nice pictures and quite a versatile sauce. May Costco grant you a few more meals with those blueberries.

  13. I really like your blog! Thanks for stopping by and commenting on mine as well. I hope you'll check back :) I am curious what you'll make with the sauce. I was thinking it might be good mixed in with homemade icecream, to create a vanilla (or some other flavor), blueberry swirl. I had cheesecake frozen yogurt the other day, and if you could somehow recreate it, it'd be so good with the blueberry sauce!

  14. Rick: It was beyond easy!! haha

    Danelle: I hear ya!! Would be sooo good!

    Chef Dennis: Haha. YUM!!

    Cocina Savant: Thanks!! Costco is great.

    baking.serendipity: Thanks. I'll def. be following your blog now. I hope you do the same :) Your ideas for this blueberry sauce sounds great. You'll have to wait for what I'll be doing with this sauce :D

  15. Wow I love blueberries! The sauce I use for my cheesecakes is very similar to this one, except I had cornstarch as well.

  16. Jessiker: It's def. a really good sauce!! Nice and sweet but not overpowering!! :)


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