Are you looking for a super easy berry compote to wow guests with or to enjoy yourself? As long as you have berries on hand, you can make this easy berry compote recipe!
- 4 cups of berries (any single berry or combination of berries is fine, see above for additional fruit options)
- Enough water to cover the bottom of the pan (only if using fresh berries – omit the water if you are using frozen berries)
- Pinch of salt
- 2 Tablespoons of butter or coconut oil; melt in the pan first if using
- 2 Tablespoons of granular sweetener or 1 Tablespoon honey or maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1–2 Tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon cloves
- 1 teaspoon arrowroot flour mixed smooth with a little water for thickening
- 1/4 cup of orange juice (use in place of water)
- Add 4 cups of berries of your choice to a saucepan, with just enough water to cover the bottom of the pan. The berries will release liquid as they cook, so err on the side of less water to keep the compote from being runny.
- Add any other desired flavorings from the extra “mix-ins”. Again, start with just a little and add to taste.
- Simmer the ingredients for 10-15 minutes or until the berries have softened and the compote has thickened. Stir occasionally to keep the fruit from burning to the bottom of the pan.
- Serve warm or refrigerate the compote if you desire to serve it chilled.
Storage: Store in the fridge for up to a week. Some sources say compote will last 2 weeks, but since this is a low sugar recipe, it will not keep for quite as long as most compotes.
Freezer: Berry compote freezes well. Store in any freezer safe container indefinitely! I find it’s best to store in smaller portions so that I can pull out just what I want to use at a given time. Drain off extra liquid if it becomes watery when thawing.