Fresh Blueberries With Gran Marnier



Use fresh or frozen berries.  If using frozen, do not thaw but increase cooking time.


2 tablespoons unsalted butter

¼ to ½ cup sugar

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

2 cups blueberries

Juice and zest of one lemon

2 teaspoons cornstarch

Splash of Grand Marnier or other orange liqueur (opt)


In saucepan, cook butter, sugar, nutmeg and blueberries over low heat until mixture starts to boil and blueberries start to pop.  Meanwhile, combine lemon juice and cornstarch.  Whisk into blueberry mixture.  Cook on low until thickened.  Add liqueur and blend well. 


TIPS FROM RITA’S MACY’S  KITCHEN:  Freeze fresh berries unwashed  in single layer, uncovered,  on permanent baking mat and then pour into containers.  Or line a cookie sheet with foil, spray the foil, then proceed as directed.  To wash and thaw at the same time, rinse briefly under cool water to partially thaw and clean before using.