Sugar-Free Blueberry Sauce

Our Sugar-Free Blueberry Sauce recipe is part of our Eat Local Series, featuring fresh blueberries from Twin Maple Orchard at the HCC Realty Farmers Market/Colonial Village (more info following recipe). This simple recipe has just three ingredients and can be used as a sauce for weekend breakfasts like pancakes or French toast, or for dessert as an ice cream topping. When reduced further, it can be used as a fruit spread on grain-free breads and in cakes.

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Sugar-Free Blueberry Sauce

Sugar-Free Blueberry Sauce

  • Author: Fresh. Out.
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: About 1 1/4 Cup 1x
  • Category: Sweet Sauces, Dessert
  • Method: Stove Top Reduction

Description

Sugar-Free Blueberry Sauce


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 tbsp Lakanto Classic Sweetener or Swerve Granular Sweetener, divided*

Instructions

  1. Rinse blueberries well and add to a medium pot with 1/2 cup water. The water will not begin to cover the berries – this is okay. Bring to a low boil over medium-low heat, then add 2 tablespoons sweetener, stir gently, and reduce to a low simmer. 
  2. The liquid will increase significantly when the berries begin to break down. Continue simmering, stirring regularly, until liquid is reduced by at about half. 
  3. Add another tablespoon of sweetener and stir. As the berries reduce, the liquid will thicken slightly and become a deep purple. It will thicken even more as it cools. 
  4. Total cooking time is 15-20 minutes, depending on desired thickness and the pan you use. To test, allow a spoonful of liquid to cool and then pour it out of the spoon. If it has thickened, the sauce is reduced enough. In the end, you will have roughly 1 1/4 cup of sauce. Reduce further (to about 3/4 cup) to use as a spread. 
  5. Taste the cooled sauce on the spoon. If needed, add the remaining tablespoon of sweetener and stir until dissolved. 
  6. Cool slightly before serving as a sauce on grain-free French toast, pancakes, waffles, or ice cream. Use as a spread on grain-free bread or in a layer cake. 

Notes

Refrigerate in an airtight glass container up to 4 days (it will stain plastic).

Divide into an ice cube tray and freeze. Store cubes in a zip top bag with air removed up to 3 months. 

*If you’re not avoiding refined sugar, use regular granular sugar in place of sweetener.

Keywords: BLUEBERRY, BLUEBERRIES, BLUEBERRY SAUCE, BLUEBERRY SPREAD, GRAIN-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE, SUGAR-FREE, DESSERTS, BRUNCH, BREAKFAST, BAKING, SUMMER DESSERTS, EAT LOCAL, VEGAN

SUGAR-FREE BLUEBERRY SAUCE
SUGAR-FREE BLUEBERRY SAUCE

Twin Maple Orchard & Gardens is out on Linden Road in Rockford and they grow a variety of antique and standard apples as well as seasonal fruits and vegetables. Reach them at (815) 874-2677 or visit them at the Edgebrook, Rockford, HCC/Colonial Village, and North End markets.

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