🔕 🔔

My Basket ()

All questions

Ideas for blueberry sauce with lemon cake

I've got frozen blueberries. I'm making a very lemony pound cake and I want to make a not too sweet blueberry sauce to go with it. I thought maybe I could add a fresh herb to the berries - tarragon perhaps. Would that be weird or good? Any other ideas?

asked by Inko over 3 years ago
5 answers 1154 views
F1531b55 0ce5 4282 9176 a43980607475  image
added over 3 years ago

Tarragon would be yummy--and so would thyme or mint.

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added over 3 years ago

You could also try vanilla and very little sugar. Try 3 cups frozen blueberries, 2/3 cup water, 1/4 cup sugar (vanilla sugar, if you have it) and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Bring to a boil for a minute or two, then simmer until the blueberries burst and it thickens. Can taste then for more sugar or punch up the vanilla with a bit more vanilla extract.

14b11c12 6b95 4986 8177 06182a5401bb  sleepin rache circa 92
added over 3 years ago

My personal preference would be rosemary or basil and then definitely put some lemon zest/juice in the mixture to brighten the blueberry flavor. And I second athomeblog's recipe! Also if you need to thicken your sauce, sprinkle in a tiny bit of flour or cornstarch.

1097a5b5 1775 4eec a8ea 7421137b65dc  image 2 apples claire sullivan 2

amysarah is a trusted home cook.

added over 3 years ago

I know it's popular, but I'm not a big fan of herbs in desserts, so I'd probably use vanilla. Or to give it some kick and lovely color, maybe add a little Creme de Cassis (good to have on hand for emergency Kirs.) A dab of sour cream or creme fraiche on top might be gilding the lily, but in a good way ;)

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added over 3 years ago

Blueberry coulis - pronounced cool-eee
Add blueberries and I would suggest also a little bit of blackberries, water, and if want and I recommend, sweet red wine. Reduce (cook) down until syrupy then strain or smush using a potato masher

Mock recipe
8 oz blueberries
3 oz blackberries
2 cups of sugar - granulated
2 cups of water
1 cup of red wine

Cook sugar wine and water until boiling then add berries and cook on med-hi heat until reduced thick enough it coats he back of your spoon.
You can then either run through a sieve to strain the seeds and it gives you a nice and shimmering sleek sauce
Then chill
chill and blend it all together

Let's Keep in Touch!

Get the recipes and features that have us talking, plus first dibs on events and limited-batch products.

(Oh, and $10 off your order of $50 or more in the Food52 Shop, too.)

Please enter a valid email address.