Blueberry Port Wine Sauce

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Now that September is here and all the kids are back in school, I’m starting to notice a shocking amount of fall items popping up all over the place. You know what I’m talking about: pumpkin spice lattes, autumn-inspired wreaths, and Halloween costumes on every store shelf. Although autumn is my favorite time of year, it’s hard for me to think about fall when we’re still experiencing 100° temperatures here in Texas. Now, with that being said, I’m fully aware that many parts of the world (like my drizzly home state of Washington) are already feeling the change in seasons, so I’m willing to strike a compromise, ya’ll. But, instead of going full bore with the cinnamon & nutmeg and carving out a big, fat, orange pumpkin, I’ve decided to take a summer fruit (blueberries) and combine it with subtle, warming flavors like cloves, coriander, and port wine to create a sauce that you can serve hot or cold – making it perfect for any climate!

Blueberry Port Wine Sauce

  • 1 pint of blueberries
  • ¼ cup port wine (I used a tawny port, but a ruby port would work, too)
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1-2 Tbsp sugar (depending on how tart/sweet you want it)
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp ground coriander
  • a scant (just a scant) pinch of salt

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INSTRUCTIONS:

Add all ingredients to a heavy sauce pan and place over high heat.IMG_0552

Bring to a boil, then immediately reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens.IMG_0582_2

Remove from heat and spoon sauce over chicken paillards, sliced pork roast, or cedar plank salmon.IMG_0708

Or if you’re feeling extra fancy, spoon sauce (hot or cold) over vanilla ice cream.IMG_0734

Blueberry Port Wine Sauce should be covered and can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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