Quick Triple Berry Compote


A quick cooking berry compote made with red raspberries, blackberries and blueberries. A sweet sauce for your favorite breakfast or dessert. 

Sustainable Cooking For One is my Secret Recipe Club blog this month. Eating sustainably is an important element of Stephanie’s kitchen, so her recipes are healthy, low or no meat, and focus on in-season and local foods. Her cookbook One Bowl: Simple Healthy Recipes for One has tips and recipes for cooking healthy meals for one.


I debated about which of Stephanie’s delicious recipes to make, but kept coming back to this simple, quick berry compote . It was the perfect addition to the Lemon Ricotta Crepes my husband was making me for my birthday. Fresh blueberries were a little too pricey at my market, so I used frozen blueberries instead.

Blackberries are one of my favorite berries, so I added those to her recipe as well. Ideally, you’d use fresh, local berries that wouldn’t require very much sugar, but if your berries aren’t as sweet as you’d like, you may need to add a bit more sugar to taste.

Stephanie also serves this simple sauce over ice cream, waffles, pancakes, or even enjoys it plain. Thanks Stepahine for sharing this one. I’ll look forward to making this again with some great local berries.

Quick Berry Compote

Yield: 3 cups

Quick Berry Compote


  • 1 cup red raspberries
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons granulated sugar (add more to taste)
  • Optional: dash lemon juice or lemon zest


Wash berries. Drain, but do not dry. Place into a microwave-safe bowl with the sugar and lemon juice or zest, if using. Cover and microwave for 3-4 minutes, or until the berries have melted and the juice is at a low simmer.


Feel free to switch the types of berries, but the success of the dish depends on about 3/4 of the berries being soft and juicy.


Visit the Secret Recipe Club for information on how to join in the fun. Stop by Sustainable Cooking For One to check out Stephanie’s tips and recipes. And be sure and check out all the great recipes the Secret Recipe Club members created this month.

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    • says

      Barbara, this berry compote would be perfect for my cheesecake. And its on my list to make this month. Thanks for the recipe ! And I love the fact that it is so easy to make. Wonderful !

  1. says

    Barbara – these photos are mouthwatering! I love anything that has blackberries and blueberries in it so this would be perfect for morning yogurt! I tend to always keep a blueberry compote in the fridge when I make yogurt so now I’ll just add some other berries to the mix :)

  2. says

    I was so happy to be paired with you this month…all of your sweets are mouthwatering! I’m doing Healthy Eating Month for May, so I opted for a non-dessert recipe. But…I have a few of the desserts pinned for after we lose 10 blog-related pounds :)! This berry compote is right up my alley…love fresh berries!!

  3. says

    I love this simple berry sauce and make one very similar. I always use lime juice because I’m addicted to it. :) Looks delicious especially on your crepes! A breakfast I’d be happy to have anyday!