Blueberry Compote only has 3 ingredients and can be made in less than 20 minutes. It is the perfect addition to pancakes, waffles, cake or ice cream.
Blueberry Compote is a fancy name for blueberry sauce and is a nice alternative to syrup as it is not as sweet and sugary although there is definitely sugar in it. There are so many possibilities for ways to use it! It just makes everything taste better and looks fancier and only takes minutes to put together.
What is Compote?
- Compote is a topping originating from medieval Europe, made of fruit and sugar. Often spices or flavorings are also added in such as vanilla, lemon juice, cinnamon, cloves etc. The ingredients are cooked together and it can be served warm or cold.
- Fruit. We used 2 1/2 cups of blueberries but you could use type of berry or fruit.
- Sugar. Granulated sugar, brown sugar or can also use maple syrup.
How to make Blueberry compote?
It is a simple process and only takes minutes.
- Combine half of your berries, all the sugar and water in a medium saucepan over medium heat on the stovetop and stir for about 10 minutes or until the berries begin to burst.
- Add in remaining berries and cook for another 8-10 minutes. (If you are adding in any flavor add ins, do it now). See below for flavor variations. For a thinner compote, use the back of your spoon to smash more of the berries.
- Cook until the syrup coats the spoon, it will thicken slightly.The sauce will thicken as it cools.
- Serve warm or cold.
Ways to Use Compote
Frequently Asked Questions
Place the cooled blueberry compote in a freezer safe, air tight container. Allow a little space for expansion and freeze for 2-3 months.
The compote will last for up to a week if stored in an airtight container. Place in the freezer if you need it to last longer.
It is easy to substitute in other berries or a combination of berries. I’ve used raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, etc.
It’s up to you. I love it served warm over ice cream, pancakes or waffles. If I am serving it with yogurt I like to serve it chilled or room temperature.
Tips for Making Blueberry Compote
- You can use fresh blueberries or frozen berries. No need to thaw the fruit, it will thaw as it cooks.
- Create some fun flavor variations by using one of the following:
- Almond or vanilla extract. 1 tsp of extract
- Lemon juice. 1 tsp fresh lemon juice and 1 tsp lemon zest.
- Cinnamon. Add in a cinnamon stick or 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon.
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- 2 1/2 cups blueberries fresh or frozen, thawed if frozen
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup water
- Combine half of berries, sugar and water in a medium sauce pan.
- Cook over medium until berries burst, stir often. About 10 minutes.
- Add in remaining berries. If you prefer a thinner, compote, use the back of your spoon to smash the berries.
- Cook until compote coats spoon.
- Enjoy warm or cool.