This Quick Triple Berry Compote is so quick and easy to make, you’ll want to make it often. It’s a perfect addition to your favorite breakfast or dessert.
What Is A Compote
A compote is simply a cooked, chunky fruit mixture which is usually served immediately. Here’s a good article describing the differences between jam, jelly, compotes, and other types of preserves.
My family loved this simple, quick berry compote . It’s the perfect addition to the Lemon Ricotta Crepes my husband made me for my birthday.
This recipe is adapted for Sustainable Cooking For One. 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.
The first time I made it fresh blueberries were a little too pricey at my market, so I used frozen blueberries instead. Any combination of fresh and frozen berries will work well in this recipe.
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.
You can serve this simple sauce over ice cream, waffles, pancakes, yogurt or even enjoy it plain. Making a berry compote is a great way to extend the life of berries which can spoil quickly.
More Compote Recipes You Might Like:
Spring is the perfect time to make a Strawberry Rhubarb Compote. If you have a pressure cooker, be sure and try my Pressure Cooker Blueberry Compote or my Pressure Cooker Cherry Compote which uses frozen cherries, so it’s great any time of year. This cranberry apple compote and honey yogurt parfait looks like an awesome way to start the day. Or, you can’t go wrong with this Strawberry-Orange Compote.
There are so many ways to serve compote, which one is your favorite?
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.
Is it only the two steps? Kinda dropped the ball there, not sure wether or not to use this recipe
Hi Dustin – yes, there really are just two steps. This simple compote cooks the berries just enough to soften them and release their juices. It’s not a thick syrupy sauce that requires thickening. Enjoy!
Thank you for the Berry Compote
Karen @ The Food Charlatan
I love a good berry compote! It’s so good on vanilla ice cream!!
Rocky Mountain Woman
What a lovely way to welcome summer! I love fruit compote on ice cream. My favorite this time of year is rhubarb!
I make this pretty much every week, Barbara. We love for breakfast-Bob has his over hot cereal and I have it over overnight oatmeal. I’ve taken your suggestion on another recipe and stir in some fresh berries-usually strawberries-to give a different texture to the cooked fruit. We love it.
Great tip – thanks Carol!
Yum! And so perfect for berry season and looks delicious with the crepes. We love crepes here.
Lesa @ Edesia's Notebook
Beautiful! What a perfect summertime recipe. Great choice for this month’s SRC.