Blueberry Lemon Thyme Sauce

This 4-ingredient Blueberry Lemon Thyme Sauce is sweet with a hint of bright lemon and earthy thyme. This recipe is the perfect sauce to dip and drizzle on everything from roasted turkey to cheesecake.

Blueberry Sauce + Turkey = Magic

A few weeks ago I was packing up a bunch of leftovers for my sister, Taylor, from a big photoshoot I had just done. I also had leftovers of this Blueberry Lemon Thyme Sauce from a baked brie recipe. So, I packed some of that up for her also. 

Taylor stopped by my house to pickup the food on her way home from work. Two minutes after she leaves she calls me and tells me between chews that the roasted turkey with the blueberry sauce is A-MAZING. I asked if she was driving. There was a long pause. She then says, “I was hungry” and hangs up on me. Classic sister behavior!

Anyway, I tried the combo immediately and Taylor wasn’t wrong. The lemony garlicky buttery turkey dipped in this zesty sweet blueberry sauce was awesome. It was the perfect sweet and savory combo. So, I decided to post this sauce recipe along side my Honey Garlic Butter Roasted Turkey Breast because together they make magic. 

Two hands holding white platter with sliced roasted boneless turkey breast.

How to Make Blueberry Lemon Thyme Sauce

(1 minute)

Other Uses For This Recipe

Roasted turkey isn’t the only thing this sauce can be drizzled over. It also adds some sweet magic flavor to things like pork tenderloin, spiced chicken, bagels and cream cheese, muffins, ice cream, toast, brie and cheesecake. I bet this sauce would even be awesome with cream cheese wontons.

Blueberry lemon thyme sauce in white bowl with wood spoon.

Blueberry Lemon Thyme Sauce

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
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This 4-ingredient Blueberry Lemon Thyme Sauce is perfect for everything from roasted turkey breast to cheesecake.  


  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3-4 large sprigs thyme
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, optional


  • Combine: Combine blueberries, lemon zest, lemon juice, sugar and thyme in a medium skillet over medium/high heat. 
  • Boil: Stir frequently. The blueberries will start to breakdown and release moisture. Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer (medium/low to medium heat). 
  • Simmer: While stirring, simmer for 3-5 minutes or until the sauce has thickened. See Note 1. 
  • Finish & Cool: Turn off the heat and stir in butter (optional ingredient) until well combined. Remove the sprigs of thyme and discard. Cool the sauce to room temperature. Serve immediately or refrigerate in a sealed container until needed. Garnish with fresh thyme of desired.


Note 1 – The sauce is done cooking when you can coat the back of a wooden spoon with the sauce and draw a line with your finger down the back of the spoon (see Expert Tips section or :23 of video for a visual). 
Note 2 – If you prefer a smoother consistency, wait until the sauce has cooled slightly to avoid burning yourself. Then push the blueberry sauce through a mesh strainer with a spatula or wood spoon.


Serving: 2Tbsp. | Calories: 67kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 18mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g
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  1. 5 stars
    I was very excited to try this and it did not disappoint! I made it last night and I’ll be having it again with my dinner tonight! And now my spoon is purple, so I’ll always remember this dish.

  2. 5 stars
    Used this recipe with a few Carolina reapers and some other ingredients to make an incredible hot sauce! Thanks for the inspiration!