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This delicious blueberry compote is a wonderful addition to any brunch, topped on waffles and pancakes, or use it to top desserts. Ready to use in 15 minutes and made with just a few imple ingredients.

Blueberry compote served on top of waffles

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This recipe will take your brunches and desserts to the next level! This fruit compote is wonderfully sweet and tangy and it works as a topping for so many dishes!

Perfect to serve on top of pancakes or waffles, and great as a baked cheesecake topping or get super indulgent and serve it with my air fryer brownies or my air fryer donuts!

I just know you are going to love this, be sure to make a double batch!

Blueberry Compote Ingredients

You just need a handful of simple ingredients to make this sweet treat!

  • Blueberries
  • A medium sized Lemon
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Water and Cornstarch
Ingredients to make the compote

How To Make Blueberry Compote

  • Add blueberries, lemon juice, zest of lemon and ½ cup water to a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat.
Blueberries in a pan
  • Bring to a simmer and allow to simmer uncovered for 10 minutes, until the blueberries expand.
The ingredients simmering in the pot
  • Create a cornstarch slurry by whisking 1 Tbsp water with 1 Tbsp cornstarch in a separate bowl.
  • Slowly stir it into blueberries and allow the mixture to cook for an additional minute. Remove from heat.
The blueberry compote ready to use

Can you use frozen blueberries?

I used fresh blueberries in this recipe, but you can use frozen if that’s what you have. Cook them right from frozen in the same way you would the fresh.

How do you serve it?

Compote can be served hot or cold and it’s perfect on everything from pancakes and waffles to cakes and ice cream. I love adding it to yogurt or oatmeal for a yummy breakfast.

It’s such an effortless way to add a fruity flavor to so many dishes!

Can you make it ahead of time?

Compote keeps really well. Let it cool to room temperature and it will keep for about a week in a covered container. You can also freeze the compote and it will keep for easily 3 months.

Blueberry compote served in a small bowl with a spoon

Make It Your Own!

It’s so easy to make this compote with whatever fruits you like! Try swapping the blueberries for:

  • Strawberries
  • Peaches
  • Blackberries
  • Mango
  • Cherries
  • Raspberries

The possibilities are endless!

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • Mix the cornflour with the water before adding it to the fruit. If you add it straight in, it can become clumpy.
  • If making ahead of time, let it cool before storing.
  • Let the compote cool slightly before serving.
Blueberry compote on a spoon

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Blueberry compote served on top of waffles
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Blueberry Compote

This delicious blueberry compote is a wonderful addition to any brunch, topped on waffles and pancakes, or use it to top desserts. Ready to use in 15 minutes and made with just a few simple ingredients.
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword blueberry compote, fruit compote, how to make compote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 71kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • ¼ cup white granulated sugar
  • ½ cup water + 1 Tbsp water separated
  • 1 Tbsp corn starch

Instructions

  • Add blueberries, lemon juice, zest of lemon, sugar and ½ cup water to a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and allow to simmer uncovered for 10 minutes, until the blueberries expand.
  • Create a cornstarch slurry by whisking 1 Tbsp water with 1 Tbsp cornstarch in a separate bowl. Slowly stir it into blueberries and allow the mixture to cook for an additional minute. Remove from heat. Enjoy.

Notes

  • Mix the cornstarch with the water before adding it to the fruit. If you add it straight in, it can become clumpy.
  • If making ahead of time, let it cool before storing.
  • Let the compote cool slightly before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 27IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg
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Roslynn Webb

Wednesday 16th of September 2020

Sorry... i went back and READ the article!! Going to use my frozen berries, now!

Roslynn Webb

Wednesday 16th of September 2020

Love your recipes!! I only have frozen blueberries. Any changes to recipe recommended?

Pat

Saturday 6th of June 2020

So simple, so good. Had on pancakes this morning.

Tanya

Saturday 6th of June 2020

Thank you Pat! So glad you liked the recipe :)

Pat

Wednesday 3rd of June 2020

Hi Tanya Do you add the sugar when you add the water? I don’t see anything about sugar in the instructions. Thanks

Tanya

Wednesday 3rd of June 2020

Hi Pat. Yes, you do. I add all the ingredients at the same time. I'll fix that on the post. Thank you :)

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