We have a new farmer’s market close to us and it is my new favorite past time is to go every Wednesday and see what they have. There is one man there who sells nothing but blueberries and they are delicious! Blueberries seem to be pretty much the only fruit my son will eat, so I bought 3 pints and whipped up this Blueberry Sauce for our ice cream. This would also be delectable on pancakes, cheesecake, or anything also that needs some sauce.
Simple Blueberry Sauce
1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1/4-1/2 cup of sugar ( depending on how sweet you like it)
1/4 cup water
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium high heat. Stir often. Berries will begin to burst and sauce will begin to boil. Reduce heat to medium and reduce down until your desired thickness, stirring constantly. Serve hot over ice cream!
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1/4-1/2 cup of sugar depending on how sweet you like it
- 1/4 cup water
- Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium high heat. Stir often. Berries will begin to burst and sauce will begin to boil. Reduce heat to medium and reduce down until your desired thickness, stirring constantly. Serve hot over ice cream!
Are they reasonable at your farmer's market? I went to one close to me and they wanted $5 a pint for their blueberries! I thought that was INSANE! The farmer's markets around here are ridiculously expensive, so I don't go anymore. I loved the ones in Arkansas and bought as much as I could there, but here, I just can't afford to go!
I think blueberries are overpriced everywhere, even the grocery store. This guy was charging $4 for a healthy pint. I know that Kroger charges $3.99 for a half pint. So, I think they were reasonable for blueberries, but more expensive than bananas. But like I said, it's the only fruit my son will eat so it was worth the $4 to me. Plus, it doesn't take that many blueberries for sauce or pancakes or muffins and they freeze really well.
I have found that farmer's markets in the country are less expensive than those in the city. I like to keep an eye out for those people who put signs up on their mailbox "fresh produce". They are usually cheaper and will cut you a deal if you buy a lot.
noble pig says
Oh thank you! I just posted what to do with my blueberries and this sounds perfect!