Quick Triple Berry Compote

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. 

Triple Berry Compote with Fresh Berries

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.

Bowl of berries and lemon zest

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.

Triple Berry Compote in a bowl

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. 

Triple Berry Compote with Lemon Ricotta Crepes

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?

Yield: 3 cups

Quick Berry Compote

Quick Berry Compote
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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

Notes

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.

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