A classic German dessert item using a variety of red berries. Serve with vanilla ice cream, vanilla pudding, rice pudding, whipped cream, etc. You can use fresh or frozen unsweetened raspberries, strawberries, red currants, or a combination of the three.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
1 day
total:
1 day
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine berries and sugar in non-stick saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil while stirring constantly.

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  • Whisk cornstarch into cold water in a small bowl until dissolved completely; stir into the berry mixture. Reduce heat to medium low and cook mixture at a simmer until it begins to thicken, about 3 minutes.

  • Remove berry mixture from heat. Stir lemon juice and vanilla extract into the berry mixture; transfer to a bowl. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 24 hours.

Nutrition Facts

138 calories; protein 1.1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 33.6g 11% DV; fat 0.7g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 0.6mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2015
I used blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries... Great flavor and very simple to make. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2015
I used blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries... Great flavor and very simple to make. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2016
I did not see the cook notes that a variety of berries could be used so I stuck with what the recipe indicated which was raspberries. I'm giving it four stars because I do not believe the cornstarch was necessary. Prior to adding in the cornstarch water vanilla extract and lemon juice the raspberries had already reduced which thickened it enough. I chose to follow the recipe and I added in the cornstarch mixture. I immediately regretted doing so because it thickened it so much I could no longer pour the compote on top of my waffles. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2016
I used blackberries and raspberries. I had a little more than 6 cups of berries so had to adjust sugar but used 2 tbl of cornstarch. The consistency turned out perfect!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2018
I used fresh strawberries from the garden and took out the sugar. Added just a little more cornstarch and a little less lemon juice. Perfect! The vanilla is a great idea! It was a hit with the family. No leftovers....:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2017
I LOVE this dish! It is so good on waffles or pancakes. I also put it on grits. SO GOOD! Although I didn't use cornstarch and it turned out great. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2015
This was great and I used blackberries this was an awesome compote! Thank You for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2019
Excellent! I used 4 cups of blackberries and blueberries that I had on hand and followed the rest of the instructions as written. The vanilla extract and lemon juice are wonderful flavor additions and give it more depth than other fruit compotes I have had. I served the compote cold over angel food cake and received lots of positive comments. I would like to also try this compote warm over pancakes. Yum! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2017
Made this with all strawberries and fresh dried cinnamon basil to top waffles...yum Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2017
Easy Peasy. Used raspberries blueberries ands black berries. used atop french toast and in my yogurt. Read More