Blueberry Lavender Sauce

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Because July is the peak of blueberry season here in Michigan, I am sharing a new blueberry recipe each week this month.  I love blueberries and have ever since I was a kid.  The last recipe in this series is a new one for me this year.  I have been thinking that lavender and lemon would be such an amazing compliment to the delicious taste of fresh blueberries.  I developed a recipe for this simple blueberry lavender sauce that cooks up in a snap.  You won’t be disappointed and it has so many tasty uses. Ready for the recipe? Here we go:

Blueberry Lavender Sauce

This week’s blueberry inspired recipe is blueberry lavender sauce.

Blueberry Lavender Sauce

Servings: Approx 1.5 cups

Blueberry Lavender Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups of blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1-2 drops of lavender essential oil

Instructions

Combine sugar and cornstarch in a medium saucepan.

Pour in water and stir until sugar and cornstarch have dissolved.

Add blueberries.

Cook over medium heat until the sauce becomes thick and bubbly, stirring regularly. Once thickened, stir constantly for an additional minute or two.

Remove pan from heat.

Stir in lemon juice and essential oil.

Let cool, stirring occasionally.

Serve warm or at room temperature.

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Helpful tips

  • When freezing your blueberries for future use, measure them into two cup portions and store in freezer bags.  You will always have the perfect amount of berries on hand to whip up this delicious sauce.
  • I find that using fresh berries instead of frozen required additional water to get the right consistency.
  • When using frozen blueberries, there is not need to rinse or thaw them – just add the berries directly to the pan.
  • No lemon juice on hand? Substitute orange, lime or even apple juice.
  • There are many choices for essential oils these days.  Be sure to look for a pure, therapeutic grade essential oil from a reputable company.  Some oils are not truly essential oil and can have unwanted additives. I buy my oils here:  http://mydoterra.com/mybalancedlife. This is an affiliate link meaning I will make a small commission if you purchase products using this link.
  • Not a lavender fan? Try using a citrus essential oil like lemon, lime or orange instead.
  • Don’t forget that quality essential oils are very concentrated – anything more than a few drops will overpower this recipe.

Serving Suggestions

Wondering what to serve with this yummy sauce? Consider the following:

  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Pound Cake
  • Angel Food Cake
  • Cheesecake
  • Pancakes
  • Waffles
  • French Toast
  • Crepes
  • Oatmeal
  • Greek yogurt

Blueberry Lavender Sauce

This recipe is so quick and easy to make.  What will you serve it with? I would love to hear. I hope you are savoring every moment of blueberry season and stocking your freezer so you can enjoy the wonder of fresh blueberries all year long.

If you enjoyed this blueberry recipe, you might also enjoy these blueberry favorites:

Blueberry Crunch Parfaits

Blueberry Crisp

Blueberry Coffee Cake

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    • Thanks, Helen! Adding lavender to cooking adds a really unique flavor, but I have learned that a little definitely goes a long way. Thank you for stopping by with a comment. Have a great week!

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