If you're ready for your summer cheesecakes, the talk of the town, check out this fantastic blueberry topping for cheesecake recipe!
This thick and gooey homemade blueberry sauce is to die for! It's the perfect thing to slather over a slice of cheesecake or your morning pancakes. You'll love how easy it is to prepare and know that its intense blueberry flavor and coloring come from all-natural, whole ingredients.
This sweet treat is free of artificial preservatives and colorings, and it's also lactose-free!
- Blueberries - fresh or frozen
- Granulated Sugar
- Lemon Juice
See the recipe card for quantities.
The first thing you'll need to do after thoroughly washing and drying your fresh blueberries and placing them in a saucepan with the granulated sugar over medium heat.
As the blueberries warm, they will begin to release juice. Use a masher to break apart some of the blueberries while leaving others whole.
Next, whisk the water and cornstarch together in a small bowl to make a slurry.
You'll need to slowly add the slurry to the saucepan while stirring. This is going to help thicken your blueberry sauce. Once it begins to thicken, go ahead and add the lemon juice.
Allow it to thicken for another 2-3 minutes before removing it from the heat to serve.
🌡 Storage & Top Tips
This sauce will keep for up to two weeks in the fridge. Be sure to find a jar or an airtight container to store it in after it's fully cooled.
I always prefer using fresh blueberries, but if you need to use frozen blueberries for the sauce, place them in a bowl of cool water and allow them to fully thaw before making the sauce.
I also recommend using fresh lemon juice or bottled lemon juice. Lemon extract won't work for this recipe and will cause an artificial lemon taste.
- Potato Masher
- Mixing Bowl
- Lemon Squeezer
If blueberries aren't your jam, feel free to swap them out with any other kind of berry! I always prefer fresh berries, but frozen berries will do the trick!
Most blueberry cheesecakes aren't actually baked with blueberries – they're topped with a gooey blueberry sauce afterward, like this one!
If you want to enhance the natural sweetness of your blueberries, try paring it with some honey or maple syrup! It's also pretty good when it's stewed in sugar – making a compote.
Adding a contrasting herb like coriander will help bring out the sweet blueberry flavor even more!
Letting your blueberries sit in a sweet bath, or making a compote is a great way to make sure they loose that tart taste!
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Blueberry Topping for Cheesecakes
- 8 ounces Blueberries fresh or frozen
- ¼ cup Granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons Water
- 2 teaspoons Cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons Lemon juice
- Place 8 ounces Blueberries and ¼ cup Granulated sugar into a saucepan over medium heat.8 ounces Blueberries, ¼ cup Granulated sugar
- As the blueberries warm, they will begin to release juice. Use a masher to break apart some of the blueberries while leaving others whole.
- Whisk 2 tablespoons Water and 2 teaspoons Cornstarch together in a small bowl to make a slurry.2 tablespoons Water, 2 teaspoons Cornstarch
- Slowly add the slurry to the saucepan while stirring.
- The sauce will begin to thicken. Add 2 teaspoons Lemon juice. Allow it to thicken for another 2-3 minutes, then remove from the heat for serving.2 teaspoons Lemon juice
Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
⛑️ Food Safety
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove
For further information, check Safe Food Handling - FDA.