This easy blueberry compote recipe is delicious and endlessly useful.
You can use it on pancakes, to top cheesecake, on oatmeal, or to drizzle over cake. It's sweet and delicious and a wonderful way to enjoy blueberries.
What is Blueberry Compote?
Compotes are a mixture of fruit, sweetener, and other flavorings stewed together to create a chunky sauce. They can be served warm or cold. They are often used to top oatmeal, desserts, and toast.
This blueberry compote can be made with fresh or frozen blueberries and is refined sugar free. It uses honey in place of traditional refined sugar.
How to Use Blueberry Compote
Fruit compotes can be used in many ways! It's usually used as a topping, but it can be baked into cakes as well. Here are some ways to use blueberry compote.
- As a topping for pancakes - Almond Milk Pancakes
- As a topping for cheesecake - Cheesecake Recipe
- As a topping for oatmeal - Almond Milk Steel Cut Oats
- As a topping for pound cake - Pound Cake Recipe
- In a shortcake - Blueberry Shortcake
Tips for Making Compote
- If you want the compote to be thicker, you can add 1 teaspoon of corn starch to the mixture before bringing it to a boil.
- Stir the compote often while it's simmering for the 30 minutes, to make sure nothing is sticking to the bottom of the pot and burning.
- 2 cups blueberries, frozen or fresh
- 1 cup of water
- 2 tablespoons honey
- zest of one lemon
- Combine the blueberries, water, and honey in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir to combine and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and let simmer for 30 minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir the lemon zest into the mixture. Allow compote to cool for 5 minutes before serving.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 78Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 3gSugar: 16gProtein: 1g