This simple strawberry compote has the consistency of a chunky fruit syrup and will liven up yogurt, oatmeal, scones, and ice cream. It also makes the most delicious topping for crepes! The touch of balsamic gives it a pop of acidity and a deeper flavor. Feel free to mash the berries with a fork or potato masher for a smoother consistency. Refrigerate for up to 1 week.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine chopped strawberries, sugar, balsamic vinegar, and salt in a saucepan; stir to coat evenly. Let sit until berries have released their juices, about 10 minutes.

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  • Bring to a light boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until strawberries are soft and compote has thickened, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly; serve warm or cool. Compote will thicken further as it cools.

Cook's Note:

Cut back the sugar to 1/3 cup if you like things a little less sweet.

Nutrition Facts

38 calories; protein 0.3g; carbohydrates 9.5g; fat 0.1g; sodium 18.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2020
Simple and delicious Read More
6 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 3
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2020
Simple and delicious Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2020
The first taste of this on toast with a little real butter was absolutely amazing. So simple and good. Try it. You'll love it. We put it over ice cream, and I'm thinking of ways to use it up in yogurt and smoothies. I may freeze half of it for use later as it will only keep for about a week. Lo calorie, too. Perk! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2020
It was amazing here is a pic. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/07/2020
My girlfriend went strawberry picking and was going to make strawberry waffles. I made this to top the waffles. It was very tasty. Read More