Blueberry, Lime, and Tequila Dessert Sauce

Blueberry, Lime, and Tequila Dessert Sauce

  • Servings: 1 1/2 pts
  • Difficulty: easy
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Here is another one of my favorite dessert sauces; this time made from blueberry seconds.

At first, I wasn’t sure what to pair these blueberries with for my sauce.  When I looked over to my beverage stash I took one look at the bright blue Milagro tequila bottle and it screamed “Pick me. Pick me”, and I did.



  • 8 6 oz packs of blueberries (seconds if available)
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • Juice of 1 large lime
  • 1/2 cup organic raw cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup water



  • Inspect blueberries and remove and discard any berries that are damaged, discolored, or moldy; wash and drain.
  • Juice one lime; set aside.


  • Note:  The step in the process may take up to 45 minutes
    • 15 minutes to cook the sauce.
    • An additional 10 to 15 minutes to strain the pureed sauce to remove any large particles such as seeds if desired.
    • An additional 10 to 15 minutes to reduce the sauce if it’s really watery.
  • Place all the ingredients into a medium to large soup or sauce pot and cook on medium-high for 15 minutes or until the berries have softened.
  • Pour the contents of the pot into a high-speed blender and puree for a very smooth texture.
    • Note:  You may have to do this in batches.  Do not overfill your blender.
    • Safety Tip!:  BE CAREFUL, the contents of the pot are HOT, and hot liquids in a blender will react more vigorously when processed (i.e. the top will fly off the blender because of the expanding steam if the top is not held down ).
  • Remove seeds (optional):
    • Place a strainer over a clean soup or sauce pot; you will not need as large a pot as the first, cooking, step.
    • Pour the pureed sauce from the blender into a strainer and push the pureed sauce through the strainer using a hard spatula or spoon.
    • Check the consistency of the sauce.
  • Desired consistency:
    • If you like your sauces runny then stop here; your dessert sauce is done and ready to use hot, warm, or cold.
    • If you like your sauces thicker cook further until you reach the consistency you desire.
  • Use immediately or store in the fridge for up to 7 days, freezer for 6 months, or canned (pasteurized) for up to one year.


Blueberry, Lime, and Tequila Dessert Sauce



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