Sunday, January 28, 2018

Blueberry Sauce and it's Many Uses

Blueberry sauce is a sauce prepared using blueberries as a primary ingredient. 

Welcome to my blog post everyone! Pam here~ Did you guys know that National Blueberry Pancake Day is celebrated on January 28th every year in the United States? Well that's exactly why I picked blueberry sauce to write about. When I was a kid my Daddy had a beautiful blueberry garden with many different varieties of blueberry bushes and Mother had to find many ways to use up all the blueberries that the garden produced. She put them in everything from lemonade, sweet cobblers, swirled in streusel cakes and brownies, breads, flavored butters to sauces for meats. To this day; every time I see a blueberry I think of Mother and Daddy's hard work and all the versatile ways this beautiful fruit was used. 


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Blueberry Sauce is typically prepared as a reduction, and used as a dessert sauce and savory sauce. It can also be used in the preparation of the blueberry Martini.

Preparation

Fresh or frozen blueberries, and sometimes wild blueberries are used. The sauce is prepared by mixing the ingredients using a food processor or blender and then heating them until the sauce reduces and thickens. It may be prepared to have a smooth or chunky texture. Straining the sauce using a sieve to remove particulate matter creates a smooth texture. It can be preserved by freezing for later use.

Savory

Savory blueberry sauces can be prepared without a sweetener, or with a small amount of sweetener, and additional ingredients used can include cider vinegar, chicken broth, lemon juice, salt, pepper and corn starch. The sauce is used to top various savory dishes such as roasted pork, chicken, lamb and duck. It is sometimes served on the side, rather than atop dishes. photo By Naotake Murayama

Sweet

Sweet blueberry sauce may be used as a dessert sauce. Blueberries and water provide the base for the sauce, but after that recipes vary. A sweetener such as sugar is typically used, and lemon juice, orange juice, butter and corn starch are sometimes added. A spiced version can be made using cloves, cinnamon and cardamom. Sweet blueberry sauce can be used in or to top desserts such as cheesecake, cake, and ice cream, and on breakfast dishes such as pancakes, waffles and French toast. It can also be used to create a blueberry fool.
  • fool is an English dessert. Traditionally, fruit fool is made by folding pureed stewed fruit into sweet custard.
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Other uses

Blueberry sauce can be used in the preparation of the blueberry Martini cocktail.

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