Blackberry Compote


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.

close up view of Blackberry Compote in a white bowl with a white spoon, on a wooden cutting board with blackberries
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
16 servings


  • 2 cups fresh blackberries

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Combine blackberries, sugar, lemon juice, and salt in a saucepan. Toss to coat and let sit for 5 minutes.

  2. 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 (per serving)

20 Calories
0g Fat
5g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 20
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 30mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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