I stumbled across a recipe for blueberry compote somewhere and thought it would taste perfect over pound cake and topped with whipped cream and, boy oh boy, was I right.
Are you ready for another easy recipe?
Seriously, this takes just a couple minutes.
But first, What Is Fruit Compote?
Fruit compote is fruit that has been cooked with sugar and sometimes other flavorings, such as spices, citrus zest, or liqueur.
The fruits used in a compote can vary depending on availability and personal preference, but popular options include berries, cherries, apricots, peaches, and plums.
To make a fruit compote, the fruits are typically peeled, pitted, and sliced or chopped into bite-sized pieces. They are then combined with sugar and any desired flavorings in a saucepan, and cooked over low to medium heat until the fruits soften and release their juices.
The mixture is often stirred frequently to prevent the fruit from sticking to the bottom of the pan and to ensure that the sugar dissolves evenly.
Once the fruit is cooked, the compote can be served warm or chilled, depending on personal preference.
It is a versatile topping that can be used in a variety of ways, such as spooned over ice cream or yogurt, layered into parfaits, served with pancakes or waffles, or used as a filling for cakes and pastries.
Fruit compote is a great way to enjoy the flavors of ripe, seasonal fruit, and it can be customized to suit different tastes and occasions.
It is also a relatively easy and low-maintenance recipe, making it a perfect option for beginner cooks or those looking for a simple but impressive dessert.
Now that we have a solid idea of what fruit compote is it just opened up this recipe to a whole lot of additional options. If you’re not a fan of blueberries simply switch to your fruit of choice and the outcome will be just as delicious!!
Blueberry Compote Dessert Recipe
Blueberry Compote Dessert Ingredients
1/4 cup orange juice
3 tablespoons sugar
1 vanilla bean, split and seeded
2 cups fresh blueberries
3/4 teaspoon of cornstarch (next time I make this I will use 1 teaspoon to see if the compote ends up a bit thicker)
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Blueberry Compote Dessert Directions
1. Combine orange juice, sugar, vanilla bean and seeds, and 1 cup of blueberries in a small pan. Place pan on low heat and cook until the berries are tender.
2. In a small bowl combine cornstarch and water and add to blueberry mixture. Mix well to combine and continue cooking over low heat until the sauce is slightly thickened. Approximately 2-3 minutes.
3. Add the remaining 1 cup of blueberries and lemon juice, cook for another minute.
4. Remove from heat and discard vanilla bean. Let it cool completely.
5. To assemble: 1 slice of pound cake, place a generous portion of berries on cake and then top with cool whip.
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