Cherry Berry Compote

cherry berry compote I am lucky enough to live in the beautiful NorthWest! One of the perks this time of year is amazing berries. Whether I pick them from the berry patch in my own backyard, at the nearby U-Pick farm or purchase them at our local Farmer’s Market we can’t seem to get enough!

I am excited to share with you a delicious dessert that is perfect for this time of year. It is perfect because it is the one time of year I can buy fresh strawberries, raspberries and cherries all at the same time at the Farmer’s Market. Of course you can purchase them most of the year at the grocery store but they are oh so much better when they are in season.

Cherry Berry Compote

Compote comes from France and basically means a dessert made with fruit in a sugar syrup.

Cherry Berry Compote

This particular compote uses cherries, raspberries and strawberries but you could totally get creative and use any combination of fruit you like. Some blueberries would be yummy thrown in too! Pick whatever is in season.

Cherry Berry Compote

The first step is to make your sugar syrup which is basically sugar and water. The original recipe called for raspberry liqueur but since we are not drinkers at our house I decided to use something I had on hand and that was raspberry syrup. It worked like a charm! You boil it all together and then let it chill.

Cherry Berry Compote

I then used two cups each of cherries (sweet red cherries), strawberries and raspberries. Pour the syrup over it and then let it chill for a few hours. Then pour it over ice cream and oh so delicious! I promise!

Cherry Berry Compote

Recipe was originally shared at Today’s Creative Blog

For a few other yummy berry recipes check out these:

Strawberry Pizza

Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream

Strawberry Cream pie

Enjoy!

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Cherry Berry Compote

Ingredients

  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/4 C water
  • 3 Tbsp raspberry pancake syrup or 2 Tbsp raspberry liqueur
  • 2 C each of raspberries, strawberries and dark sweet cherries, pitted.
  • ice cream
  • mint leaf for garnish

Instructions

  • In a pan mix together sugar and water and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Stir.
  • Remove from heat and add in syrup. Allow to chill
  • Place fruit in bowl and pour chilled syrup over the fruit and refrigerate 1-2 hours before serving
  • Serve over ice cream with a sprig of mint!

Adapted from The Portland Palate

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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Comments

  1. says

    that looks SOOO yummy! I love anything with cherries… we’ve been making some pies this summer, but always end up with a few pits :o) Yikes….

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