Maple Bourbon Blueberry Sauce

Maple Bourbon Blueberry Sauce
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Maple Bourbon Blueberry Sauce

yields approximately 2 1/2 cups of sauce


  • 2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup maple sugar
  • 1/4 cup bourbon whiskey



  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan set over high heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and continue simmering, stirring frequently, for 8-10 minutes, or until the blueberries have mostly burst and the liquid has reduced slightly. 
  2. Serve the sauce immediately, or allow it to cool first (both taste amazing). It pairs well with vanilla ice-cream, but also works great for things like pancakes and waffles.



Leftovers can be stored in an airtight jar (or container), in the refrigerator, for up to a month, and easily reheated (if desired) within a few minutes on the stovetop.

This sauce can be made without the whiskey. Just decrease the amount of maple syrup to 1/4 cup.

You can use brown sugar in place of the maple syrup.

This recipe can easily be doubled or quadrupled.