Strawberry Compote

1 cup
25 min

is delicious on waffles, pancakes, oatmeal, over ice cream, mixed in frostings, to fill in pastries, or on charcuterie boards. There is a quick hint of lemon and vanilla. It’s so easy with only a few ingredients. You’ll want to always have Strawberry Compote on hand in the refrigerator.

Plump, juicy strawberries are the perfect accompaniment to breakfast or dessert dishes. Strawberry Compote is essentially a quick and easy strawberry sauce. Make sure to choose berries that are ripe red for that deep strawberry flavor.


This compote recipe is made with lemon and an optional vanilla bean. Other citrus fruits, such as limes or oranges would be a delicious variation. It’s seriously 5 ingredients and can be served right away or made ahead of time. Slice or quarter the strawberries and add all ingredients to a saucepan. Cook for about 15 to 20 minutes until the fruit breaks down and remove vanilla bean pod, if using.


INGREDIENTS TO MAKE STRAWBERRY COMPOTE


  • Strawberries
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Lemon or lime
  • Vanilla Bean, optional

HOW TO MAKE STRAWBERRY COMPOTE


  • Wash, hull, and thickly slice strawberries.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine strawberries, sugar, salt, and lemon juice.
  • If using the vanilla bean, scrape the vanilla seeds and add seeds, pod, and lemon zest.
  • Over medium heat, bring to a simmer, stirring frequently breaking up berries.
  • Cook until the fruit is tender and juices are thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and remove vanilla pod.
  • Transfer to glass jars or a plastic container.
  • Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 3 months.

HOW TO STORE STRAWBERRY COMPOTE


  • Store in canning jars or store in old sterilized jam jars.
  • Strawberry Compote will last in the refrigerator for 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Make sure to refrigerate it and do not store in the pantry.

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Recipe details

  • 1  cup
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 25 min
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Ingredients


  • 1 lb fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 lemon zest or lime zest strips, about 1 Tbsp
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise, optional

Instructions


Wash, hull, and thickly slice strawberries. In a medium saucepan, combine strawberries, sugar, salt, and lemon juice. If using the vanilla bean, scrape the vanilla seeds and add seeds, pod, and lemon zest.
Over medium heat, bring to a simmer, stirring frequently breaking up berries. Cook until the fruit is tender and juices are thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 15-20 minutes.
Remove from heat and remove vanilla pod. Transfer to glass jars or a plastic container. Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 3 months.

Tips

  • Strawberry compote is delicious with my Nutella Banana Brioche Bread Pudding.

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Comments

  • Eve30147733 Eve30147733 on Sep 18, 2021

    I get strawberries from an organic market which ships produce to me weekly. Some items, like strawberries, must be used or preserved right away, and this works perfectly for my purposes. Easy and delicious. Thanks.

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