This easy-to-make blueberry compote is bursting with sweet blueberry flavor, making it the perfect topping for pancakes, waffles, ice cream, and yogurt.
It couldn’t be easier to make this blueberry compote. In less than 20 minutes, you can be enjoying this sweet blueberry sauce. Made with five simple ingredients and water, you won’t have to worry about artificial ingredients and chemicals when you serve this compote to your family.
If you love blueberries as much as I do, you’ll love my Blueberry Cobbler.
Ingredients to make Blueberry Compote
Let’s start by gathering the ingredients we need to make homemade blueberry compote. In Chef Speak, this is called the “Mise en Place,” which translates to “Everything in its Place.”
Not only does setting up your ingredients ahead of time speed up the cooking process, it also helps ensure you have everything you need to make the dish.
Made with simple ingredients
- fresh blueberries (or frozen blueberries)
- granulated sugar
- fresh lemon juice
- lemon zest
- table salt
How to make Blueberry Compote
Rinse the blueberries in cold water, then pat dry with paper towels
Add one cup of fresh blueberries, granulated sugar, water, lemon juice, lemon zest, and salt to a medium saucepan.
Cook over medium-high heat for 10 minutes. Stirring as needed.
Reduce heat to medium-low, then add the remaining cup of blueberries to the mixture.
Continue cooking my easy blueberry compote for eight more minutes (or until the compote reaches your desired consistency). Stirring as needed during the cooking process.
Remove the pan from the heat and transfer to a jar. As the blueberry compote cools, it will continue to thicken to a pie-filling consistency.
You’ll find many uses for this delicious blueberry compote, and you can serve it warm or cold, it’s entirely up to you. Whichever way you decide, I know your family will agree it’s delicious!
Refrigerated in an airtight container, the compote will last 2-3 weeks.
What can I serve blueberry compote with?
Blueberry compote is a delicious fruit topping that can be served over ice cream, as a topping for waffles, pancakes, cheesecake, pound cake, and even grilled chicken.
Blueberry compote is a sweet, chunky fruit sauce made with fresh or frozen blueberries, sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, and water. The fruit and other ingredients are cooked on stovetop for a short time until the fruit has softened and thickened into a delicious fruit sauce.
The compote can be served either hot or cold, it’s entirely up to you. Most times, I will serve it cold as a topping on cheesecake, but I like it warm over vanilla ice cream.