This Easy Blackberry Compote is the perfect addition to your next breakfast, snack or dessert. It is great on top of your favorite yogurt, pancakes, cheesecake, or just spread some on top of a slice of toast!
The Best Blackberry Compote
This has become a staple recipe in our house! Blackberry compote is such a simple and easy thing to make and my kids LOVE it!! I don’t know about you, but I would rather make this and buy a less expensive yogurt to serve these together than always buying the more expensive “kid yogurts” or “yogurt with fruit on the bottom”. We love enjoying this simple blackberry compote and just about anything!
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How To Make Blackberry Compote
The first step to making this super easy recipe is to put all of the ingredients in a small saucepan.
Mix everything together and bring the saucepan to a medium high heat. Then reduce heat to a simmer and leave uncovered. Let simmer approximately 10-12 minutes or until berries/sauce has reduced and thickened slightly (remember it will thicken up more as it cools).
Let the blackberry sauce cool slightly and then either serve warm or refrigerate for later.
How To Serve Blackberry Compote
There are so many great ways to enjoy this sweet, yet slightly tangy blackberry compote. Here are a few of our favorites:
- Yogurt Bar for larger group: blackberry compote, granola, yogurt, paleo banana bread, gluten-free muffins, etc.
- Quick breakfast or snack: top any of our favorite yogurt varieties with this homemade compote recipe.
- Dessert: this would also be delicious on top of a slice of cheesecake, vanilla ice cream, or spread on to a crepe!
- Frozen berries: this should work with fresh or frozen blackberries. If you are using frozen berries, we highly suggest that you let them thaw beforehand on a paper towel. Otherwise you will need to simmer it for a longer time because they will release moisture while cooking.
- Sugar: we used coconut sugar, but regular granulated sugar works too, but you may only need 2 tablespoons instead of 3. Taste for sweetness – you can always add more!
- Consistency: Remember it thickens when it cools!
- Storage: any leftover compote can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks and in the freezer for up to 2 months.
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Easy Blackberry Compote – a simple and delicious recipe for a perfectly sweet blackberry compote that you are going to love!
- 6 oz (about 1 1/2 cups) fresh blackberries
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons coconut sugar
- 1 tablespoon water
- In small saucepan, combine all ingredients and stir to combine.
- Reduce heat to a simmer and leave uncovered.
- Let simmer approximately 10-12 minutes or until berries/sauce has reduced and thickened slightly (remember it will thicken up more as it cools).
- Let cool slightly and then either serve warm or refrigerate for later.
- Other Berries: this could easily work with raspberries or blueberries as well!
- Serving suggestions: serve with your favorite dairy-free yogurt (perfect for making your own “yogurt with fruit on the bottom”.
- Storage: store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- Frozen Berries: you can make this with frozen berries, but it will be best with fresh. If you are using frozen, place on a paper towel to thaw before using.
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