This easy homemade Blueberry Compote recipe is made with just 3 ingredients for a perfect dessert or condiment sauce!
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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.
What is blueberry compote made of?
- Lemon Juice
That’s it! Just 3 ingredients.
You do not need too much for this recipe!
- Small Pot
- Juicer (optional but easier)
- Measuring Spoons
- Measuring Cups
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.
- 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.
A compote is a fruit sauce made of pieces of the fruit with some sugar and is cooked briefly..
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.
Cook the sauce longer.
Alternatively, you can add a little cornstarch to the mixture which will thicken the loose sauce as it heats.
It keeps up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator. It can be frozen as well.
Compotes are not meant to be canned or preserved.
- 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.