Strawberry Compote


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 crêpes! 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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 4 cups strawberries, chopped

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

  • teaspoon salt


  1. 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.

  2. 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.


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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

38 Calories
0g Fat
10g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 38
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 19mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 24mg 122%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 64mg 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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