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
- Place all of the ingredients in a pot over medium heat and bring to a very gentle simmer.
- 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).
- 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.
- Category: sauce
- Method: stovetop
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: berry compote, berry sauce, mixed berry compote