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spooning out mixed berry compote

Mixed Berry Compote

  • Author: Brita Britnell
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This incredible Mixed Berry Compote is packed with the flavor of sweet, juicy berries. With only a handful of ingredients and a couple of simple steps you will have a delicious berry sauce to use as a topping on your favorite desserts and breakfast foods. Try this berry compote on ice cream, cheesecake, pound cake, pancakes, yogurt, and more!


  • 20 ounces of mixed berries, fresh or frozen*
  • ⅓ cup of sugar (plus more to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon of citrus zest (optional), I usually use lemon but orange, grapefruit or lime will also work well
  • 1 tablespoon of citrus juice (optional), I usually use lemon but orange, grapefruit or lime will also work well


  1. Place all of the ingredients in a pot over medium heat and bring to a very gentle simmer.
  2. Cook for about 8 minutes, stirring frequently until the fruit starts to break down a bit and the sauce thickens. I like mine quite thick and chunky but you can lightly mash the berries a bit if you want them to be more broken down. Continue to cook long enough for the sugar to dissolve and mix in with the berries (usually about a minute).
  3. Store the compote in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a couple of weeks. You can also store it in the freezer for 6 months.


*I used a mix of strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries, but really any berry that you’d like will work!

*If using frozen berries, place them in a large bowl and let them thaw completely at room temperature. There will be some excess liquid in the bowl and you can add that to the pot with the berries.

*Once the berries have cooked and cooled a bit, you can blend them to get a berry puree. Compote is traditionally chunky but you can easily turn it into puree as desired.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: sauce
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 74
  • Sugar: 15.8 g
  • Sodium: 1.1 mg
  • Fat: 0.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.6 g
  • Protein: 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: berry compote, berry sauce, mixed berry compote