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Easy Berry Compote

Easy Berry Fruit Compote

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 10 min
  • Yield: 4-6 servings


• 2 cups frozen berries – I used cherries and blueberries
• 1/2 cup water
• 2 tablespoons honey or sugar
• 1/4 teaspoon lemon or orange zest
• 1 to 2 tablespoon cornstarch
• a pinch of cinnamon and/or nutmeg – optional, add at the beginning
• mint sprig garnish – optional, I had some in my garden so I went for it


  1. Combine everything (except cornstarch) in a small pot and bring to a gentle boil.

  2. Turn down the heat and let simmer, stirring occasionally.

  3. Once the fruit has begun to breakdown I like to mash it up a little.

  4. After the fruit has cooked for maybe 5 minutes, add 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and stir well.

  5. Sauce should begin to thicken, then turn down the heat. If after a minute or so if the sauce doesn’t get thick add a little more cornstarch.

  6. Do a taste test and if it’s not sweet enough for you add a little more honey or sugar and you’re finished!


  1. You can make a compote 1 to 2 days a head of time and warm it up just before serving.
  2. You can also use fresh berries, they just take a little longer breakdown and you may need a little more water and sugar.

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