This simple blackberry compote has the consistency of a chunky fruit syrup and is perfect on a variety of foods, such as ice cream, crepes, yogurt, oatmeal, and ricotta toast. It's a great way to use up fresh berries. Feel free to mash the berries with a fork or potato masher for a smoother consistency. The longer you simmer the compote, the more concentrated the flavors become.


Recipe Summary

5 mins
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16 servings


Original recipe yields 16 servings
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  • Combine blackberries, sugar, lemon juice, and salt in a saucepan. Toss to coat and let sit for 5 minutes.

  • Bring berry mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until sauce has reduced and thickened slightly, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool slightly and serve warm, or refrigerate for later use. Mixture will thicken further as it cools.

Cook's Note:

For a compote that is a little more tart, use 2 tablespoons of sugar instead of 1/4 cup.

Nutrition Facts

20 calories; protein 0.3g 1% DV; carbohydrates 4.9g 2% DV; fat 0.1g; cholesterolmg; sodium 9.9mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
Easy to make and delicious! Made for pouring over my cheesecake desert! Yummy! Read More
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Easy to make and delicious! Made for pouring over my cheesecake desert! Yummy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Easy, quick. Put compote on top of French Toast with whip cream. Delicious! Had a little extra and plan to put on ice cream or English muffins. Would definitely make again especially when the berries are on sale at the grocery. Read More