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Blueberry Compote

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Blueberry Compote is an easy condiment or dessert sauce recipe! Made with 3 ingredients using fresh or frozen blueberries. A great sauce for french toast, pancakes, waffles, biscuits, and desserts. Gluten free and vegan.
Blueberry Compote in a white dish surrounded by more fruit

This easy homemade Blueberry Compote recipe is made with just 3 ingredients for a perfect dessert or condiment sauce!

Blueberry Compote in a white dish surrounded by more fruit

Why You Will Love This Recipe

I took this compote recipe to a charcuterie wine tasting and it was a HUGE hit!

This sauce is super easy to make, really highlighting the blueberry flavor.

And it is versatile to be used in so many ways.

The three ingredients laid out on a counter

Ingredients

What is blueberry compote made of?

  • Blueberries
  • Sugar
  • Lemon Juice

That’s it! Just 3 ingredients.

Equipment

You do not need too much for this recipe!

  • Small Pot
  • Spatula
  • Juicer (optional but easier)
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Measuring Cups
Blueberry Compote on a biscuit surrounded by more fresh berries

Instruction Overview

Put half of the blueberries, sugar, and lemon juice in a small pot. Heat over medium.

As it heats, juices will release. Cook for 7 minutes.

Add the remaining blueberries and cook an additional 7-10 minutes. The berries will soften but remain in large chunks.

When the consistency you want, remove from the heat and let cool. Remember that it will still thicken a little when chilled.

Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks or freeze.

Substitutions and Modifications

Blueberries – Easily use frozen blueberries instead! You may need to cook a little longer as frozen fruit has a lot of moisture that might make the sauce very thin at first.

Lemon Juice – Fresh is best. If you do not have lemon, lime or orange would work as well!

Half of the berries are added later to keep them more intact for a chunkier sauce. Want it smoother? Add them all at the beginning.

A spoon scooping Blueberry Compote out of a white dish

Kim’s Tips

  • The goal is not for the sauce to be super thick, but cook to your desired consistency. Remember it will still thicken a little when chilled. But if you want to serve it hot, then the consistency you have when the sauce is hot will be what you end up with. If you want to use it chilled such as in a dessert, the chilled consistency is what you are going for.
  • This can be served for breakfast or brunch items such as pancakes, waffles, biscuits, and french toast, desserts such as toppings on pies and cakes, or even as a condiment such as a cheese topper for a charcuterie board (my fave!).
  • Need to make it thinner? Add more water.
  • Need to make it thicker? Continue cooking longer.

FAQs

What makes a compote?

A compote is a fruit sauce made of pieces of the fruit with some sugar and is cooked briefly..

What is difference between jam and compote?

They are made of the same ingredients and are incredibly similar.
The differences are that a jam is typically thicker and a compote thinner (saucier). Also jam is mashed to break up the fruit while a compote is typically left whole (or large chunks) that cook down without mashing.

What does blueberry compote taste like?

Why is my blueberry compote not thickening?

How do you thicken a fruit compote?

Cook the sauce longer.
Alternatively, you can add a little cornstarch to the mixture which will thicken the loose sauce as it heats.

How long does compote last?

It keeps up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator. It can be frozen as well.
Compotes are not meant to be canned or preserved.

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Blueberry Compote in a white dish surrounded by more fruit

Blueberry Compote

Blueberry Compote is an easy condiment or dessert sauce recipe! Made with 3 ingredients using fresh or frozen blueberries. A great sauce for french toast, pancakes, waffles, biscuits, and desserts. Gluten free and vegan.
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Condiment, Dessert
Cuisine: International
Keyword: 30 Min or Less, Gluten Free, Summer, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 8 servings (1/2 cup total)
Calories: 45kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 cups blueberries fresh or frozen
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice fresh is best
  • 3 Tablespoons water (or more if needed for consistency)

Instructions

  • Put half of the blueberries (1 cup), sugar, lemon juice, and water in a small pot and heat over medium heat.
    2 cups blueberries, ¼ cup sugar, 2 teaspoons lemon juice, 3 Tablespoons water
  • Let cook for 7 minutes.
  • Add the remaining 1 cup of blueberries and continue cooking 7-10 more minutes until you get the consistency you want.
    2 cups blueberries
  • Remove from heat and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving (1 Tablespoon) | Calories: 45kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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By on August 29th, 2022

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Kim has grown up with a passion for cooking good food! You can find her in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes, making dog treats, and eating Italian food!

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