Interesting, huh? So -- I decided today to make Dutch Baby, and to incorporate blueberries in the form of a syrup. YUM!
Here's how I made the syrup:
Rinse one container (one cup) of blueberries, put into a small saucepan. Add about 3T sugar, about 1/8 tsp cinnamon, and stir til it's basically combined. No need to add water!
Turn the burner on medium-high, stirring occasionally, until it starts to get bubbly. As the blueberries cook, they'll break down and release their juices, and the syrup will soon start to look a little more syrup-y instead of a pan full of dry berries.
Simmer, uncovered, on medium-low heat for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and add 1/2 tsp vanilla. Allow to sit for 5 minutes before serving.
The final result was about 2/3 c of a chunky sauce, more like a berry compote. I went ahead and used all of it on my Dutch Baby, but half would've been enough. I just figured, I was planning on eating that whole container of blueberries today anyway, so might as well! It was yummy.
Maybe it's weird that I'm posting a picture of the plate after I ate, but it's to show the very pretty color of the syrup against the white plate. Cooked blueberries make the best color ever.
Enjoy! (I know I did!)