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Blueberry Sauce on a piece of pound cake.
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5 from 19 votes

Blueberry Sauce

This easy Blueberry Sauce is made with sugar, orange juice and lots of fresh blueberries. Use it as a topping for cheesecake, pound cake, yogurt, waffles, pancakes, and more! It's thick, syrupy and bursting with blueberries.
Course Breakfast, Desserts, Sides
Cuisine Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 +
Calories 116kcal


  • cup orange juice
  • cup granulated sugar
  • generous 1 ½ tablespoons cornstarch reduce to 1T for a thinner sauce
  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice


  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisk orange juice, sugar and cornstarch. Bring to a simmer and simmer until thickened and translucent. 
  • Add blueberries and stir to combine. Simmer for 3-5 minutes, until some of the blueberries have burst and the sauce has thickened. Remove from heat and stir in lemon zest and juice. Cool slightly, then transfer to a covered container and refrigerate until chilled. 



If you like a more sweet sauce, skip the lemon zest at the end. If you want it thinner than I have pictured here, you can reduce the cornstarch.


Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 18.4mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.3mg