This easy berry compote recipe can be made with blueberries, strawberries, raspberries or any other fruit or berry that you want. It is vegan and gluten free and makes the perfect topping for vegan cheesecake or ice-cream!
You can make it in about 5 minutes with ingredients that you probably already have in your house.
What is a berry compote?
Berry compote is simply berries cooked, typically with sugar, and turned into a sauce for serving over desserts.
How do you make compote?
- Start by using any fresh or frozen berry of your choice and heat it in a sauce pan with some sugar, water and corn starch.
- Bring the berries to a boil and allow them to cook down for about 2-3 minutes.
- Turn off the heat and allow to cool a little. It’s that easy!
Can I make the berry compote sugar free?
Yes, if you are trying to avoid processed sugar, simply leave the sugar out or replace it with maple syrup or your favorite sugar alternative. If you don’t like things too sweet, you may find that the berries are sweet enough to make a delicious compote.
What do you use a compote for?
Use berry compote on vegan cheesecake or turn a boring bowl of vegan ice cream into a Sunday! It can also turn plain soy yogurt into your favorite berry flavor as well.
Is compote served hot or cold?
You can serve it either hot or cold. Served hot, it will melt your ice-cream a little – that could be a good or a bad thing, you decide.
Berry compote is a simple berry sauce used to drizzle over cheesecake or ice cream.
- 1 1/2 cup berries of choice (fresh or frozen)
- 3 tbsp sugar or sweetener of choice
- 1/3 cup cold water
- 1 tbsp cornstarch (or arrowroot powder)
- 1/2 tsp lemon juice
Add berries to a small sauce pan and sprinkle with sugar and lemon juice.
Heat the berries on medium low until they start to release their juices.
In a separate bowl, mix corn starch (or arrowroot) and cold water and then pour it into the berries and stir well.
Stir contently and continue to heat the berry sauce until after it has boiled for about 30 seconds.
Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Then serve either hot or refrigerate and serve cold later.
- You can adjust sugar to taste.
- Blueberry compote tastes really good with a dash of cinnamon as well.
- If it thickens up too much, thin with a small amount of water until desired consistency. (It will get thicker as it cools).
How do you make Strawberry compote?
For strawberry compote, I chop up the strawberries into smaller pieces before making the sauce. Most other berries are small enough that they don’t need to be cut, but large strawberries are way to large to cook down into a nice sauce.
How long can you keep berry compote?
The berry compote will keep in the fridge for about 2 weeks if kept in a sealed container.
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