Small Batch... Blueberry topping

 For a topping for your cheesecake you can buy canned pie filling or make a topping of fruit you have on hand or in your freezer. I had some wild blueberries in the freezer so used them. You can change the fruit to cherries, or any other berry or maybe peaches.
 Vary the flavoring to go with the fruit you are using. Almond is always good with cherries or peaches. 
The topping will be more than you need so try it on ice cream or maybe a piece of pound cake or white or yellow cake unfrosted.
For the Blueberry topping:
      2 cups frozen Blueberries
      2 tablespoons granulated sugar
      1 tablespoon cornstarch
      1/2 teaspoon almond extract 
 Combine the  berries and sugar in a small sauce pan. Bring to a simmer and cook for 1-2 minutes, until the berries just start to soften.
 In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of cool water.*
 Drizzle the cornstarch mixture into the berries, and cook for another 2 minutes, until the berry sauce thickens.
 Remove from heat, and stir in the almond extract. 
 Let cool before using. 
*You can use Ultra Gel by whisking into the hot berries and cooking a few minutes longer.


  1. I have tons of blueberries every year.

    1. Lucky you! I miss having them to pick as I did in Minnesota.

  2. Awesome! I love blueberries; hubby not so much. (more for me that way)
    Blueberry topping would be great on waffles, pancakes or even over ice cream. (small jar to take with me when we go out for breakfast to put on my Texas shaped waffle. :}
    Thank You & enjoy your day

    1. I like it on ice cream and do make it when blueberries are in season. It is so easy to mix up and just needs to cool before using.

  3. I love me some blueberries! Being a native New Englander (transplanted to SoCal) I think it's in my genes. A recipe to try for sure. Blueberries are plentiful now at our Farmers Market.

    1. They are in the stores here now. I lived in Northern Minnesota for several years and picked wild ones. I do miss them. I like this topping on pound cake as well as cheesecake.

  4. Now I know what to do with those blueberries in my freezer
    Wonderful recipe... I may have to steal.
    Phoebe x


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