Simple and Quick Berry Compote - Happy Honey Kitchen

1/2 cup
20 min

Simple and Quick Berry Compote

Like the name says, this recipe is as simple and quick as chopping berries, throwing them in a saucepot, and simmering for 10 minutes! Breakfast, brunch, or dessert – you can use this Simple and Quick Berry Compote on just about anything to add delicious sweetness.

Try it on: The Best Stuffed Nutella Pancakes

What is a Compote?

The definition of a compote is: a dessert of fruit cooked in syrup. The fruit is usually left whole or in large pieces as it’s cooked down into a jam-like sauce. You can use just about any fruit to make a compote. Berries are the fastest and easiest fruit to make into a compote with because they cook down very quickly.


This compote recipe is made with whole raspberries and roughly chopped strawberries. I like to enjoy this Simple & Quick Berry Compote on pancakes, especially my Stuffed Nutella Pancakes, but it’s also a perfect addition to toast, ice cream, pie, and the list goes on and on.


What You Will Need (only two ingredients!!):

  • Fruit of choice – berries will cook down the quickest. For this recipe I use a mix of raspberries and strawberries.
  • Maple syrup

Let’s Make This Simple and Quick Berry Compote!

First, decide what fruit you want to make a compote with. I chose raspberries and strawberries for this recipe. If you are using the same, keep the raspberries whole and roughly chop the strawberries into medium-sized chunks.


Add water, non-stick cooking spray, or butter to the bottom of a small saucepot. This will keep the berries from sticking to the bottom. Next, throw in the berries and cook on medium-high heat until the berries start to break down; about 5 minutes. You should be stirring frequently.


Once you notice the berries breaking down, it’s time to add the maple syrup. Simmer for about 10 minutes longer, stirring frequently, and your done! What are you going to add your Simple and Quick Berry Compote to?

The Berry Compote simmering in a saucepot. Almost ready!
The Berry Compote on my Stuffed Nutella Pancakes!

Try This Recipe With:

  • The Best Stuffed Nutella Pancakes

Simple and Quick Berry Compote

Course: Breakfast, DessertDifficulty: EasyServings

4

servingsPrep time

5

minutesCooking time

15

minutesTotal time

20

minutes

Breakfast, brunch, or dessert – you can use this compote on just about anything to add delicious sweetness. I like to top my pancakes with this compote instead of using plain syrup.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. strawberries, chopped into medium-sized pieces
  • 4 oz. raspberries, whole
  • 3 Tablespoons maple syrup

Directions

  • Add water, non-stick cooking spray, or butter to the bottom of a small saucepot to prevent the berries from sticking.
  • Heat saucepot to medium-high heat. Add the raspberries and chopped strawberries to the pot and cook stirring frequently. About 5 minutes.
  • When the berries begin to release some liquids, add maple syrup.
  • Simmer, stirring frequently for about 10 minutes longer until the compote looks like a jam-like sauce.


Notes

  • This compote would also be great with blackberries and blueberries!
  • This recipe yields about 1/2 cup of compote.

Simple and Quick Berry Compote - Happy Honey Kitchen

Recipe details

  • 1/2  cup
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 20 min
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Ingredients


  • 8 oz. strawberries, chopped into medium-sized pieces
  • 4 oz. raspberries, whole
  • 3 Tablespoons maple syrup

Instructions


Add water, non-stick cooking spray, or butter to the bottom of a small saucepot to prevent the berries from sticking.
Heat saucepot to medium-high heat. Add the raspberries and chopped strawberries to the pot and cook stirring frequently. About 5 minutes.
When the berries begin to release some liquids, add maple syrup.
Simmer, stirring frequently for about 10 minutes longer until the compote looks like a jam-like sauce.

Tips

  • This compote would also be great with blackberries and blueberries!
  • This recipe yields about 1/2 cup of compote.

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