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Sweet & Spicy Blueberry Sauce by

With all of my pregnancy woes, there is one great thing about being knocked up.

I can pretty much get out of doing anything. Including normal things like getting a snack from the kitchen. Refilling my gigantic water mug. Getting something that requires going up the stairs.

Because whenever I don’t feel like doing something, my husband is there to the rescue! I just say, in a pathetic voice, “Hey babe, can you do this/get this for me?” If he ever protests, which isn’t that often, I just whine, “But, I’m growing a person!” Then, he just does it anyway.

But, trouble is looming. He is realizing that being pregnant does not mean that I can’t reach across the coach and get my own pillow. So, he’s fighting back a bit (at least in jest).

He has declared that anytime I want him to do something for me “because I’m pregnant,” (i.e. not a “legitimate” request) I have to listen to this song in its entirety.


I just….I just can’t.

Luckily, I have tested him, and I think he has forgotten about this arrangement. I’m cautiously optimistic…for now…

Sweet & Spicy Blueberry Sauce by

Anyway, onto the blueberries! When we were in Asheville, I had blueberry chipotle ribs and I really enjoyed the sweet/spicy combo. I thought – some desserts have a little kick, why not a blueberry sauce? This sauce is perfectly sweet and spicy and you can adjust the spice level to your liking (1/4 teaspoon of cayenne gives you a little kick, but is still rather mild). It is perfect for ice cream, pancakes, crepes – you name it!


Sweet and Spicy Blueberry Sauce
Author: Jennifer
  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries (about 2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup orange juice, no pulp
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (start with 1/4 teaspoon and add more as desired)
  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the blueberries, 1/2 cup water, orange juice, and sugar. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Lower heat to medium-low.
  2. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and cold water until combined. Stir into blueberry mixture and simmer until thickened, about 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in vanilla extract and cayenne pepper. Start with 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper and add more as desired (mixture will be hot, so be careful with your taste testing!).
  4. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Adapted from Allrecipes