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This easy blueberry glaze recipe is made in less than 5 minutes using only 2 ingredients. It’s perfect for glazing over muffins, cake, donuts, scones or any other blueberry flavored dessert.
There are so many ways to use this glaze, such as over these blueberry muffins.
Just like this cranberry compote, you can put this blueberry glaze on any type of dessert you want.
- It’s a bright pink-purple color. The insides of blueberries are a beautiful purple & pink color, which makes this glaze perfect for decorating desserts.
- It has only 2 ingredients. This is the simplest glaze recipe. You just need blueberries and icing sugar.
- It takes less than 5 minutes to make. Other glaze recipes need to be heated on the stove. This one just blends the ingredients together, which means it is really fast to make.
- You can adjust the consistency. You can easily make this glaze more liquidy or thicker by adjusting the amount of icing sugar.
Blueberry Glaze vs Blueberry Sauce
When looking for blueberry glaze, you may come across a lot of blueberry syrup recipes, which sound similar but they are not quite the same.
Blueberry glaze is thicker than blueberry sauce. It coats the surface of cake-like desserts, hardening as it cools and sets. Unlike blueberry sauce, it is made with icing sugar so it is much sweeter.
Blueberry syrup is generally more liquidy and slightly less sweet. It may contain chunks of blueberries and is often served warm. It is more often used to drizzle over waffles or pancakes.
Ways To Use
There are tons of ways to use this blueberry glaze. Generally any type of cake-like baked goods will work well. Here are some ideas of what to use this blueberry glaze on:
- These blueberry explosion muffins.
- A fruity blueberry bundt cake.
- A cream cheese pound cake.
- A classic cheesecake.
- These blueberry baked donuts.
- This lemon breakfast bread.
- These mixed berry breakfast scones.
- Blueberries: Use fresh or frozen blueberries for this glaze.
- Icing Sugar: Icing sugar or powdered sugar is what gives this blueberry glaze its thick consistency and sweet flavor. This can not be substituted with granulated or brown sugar.
- A food processor or small blender to make the glaze.
- A mason jar for storing leftovers in the fridge.
Step 1: Add the blueberries and icing sugar to a food processor or a small blender.
Step 2: Blend well for 20-30 seconds until smooth.
The glaze will thicken in the fridge. Let the glaze come to room temperature before drizzling over your desserts.
Once you have drizzled desserts with the blueberry glaze, it is best to store them in the fridge.
- Adjust the thickness. It is easy to adjust the thickness of the glaze based on your preference. For a very thick glaze, add up to 1 ⅔ cup (200g) of icing sugar. For a thinner glaze, use as little as ¾ cup (100g).
- Thaw frozen blueberries. If you are using frozen blueberries, make sure to fully thaw them first.
- Use a high quality food processor. A high quality food processor or blender will create a smoother glaze, breaking down all the blueberry chunks.
- Store desserts with glaze in the fridge. This lets the glaze harden slightly and keeps the glaze fresh.
Yes. This glaze would also work with strawberries, raspberries or blackberries.
Freezing the glaze is not recommended as it will change the texture and consistency.
If your blueberry glaze is too runny, add more icing sugar until it forms a thick, pourable consistency.