Quick Berry Compote

For 1-2 people


  • 12 ounces fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped
  • 12 ounces fresh blueberries
  • 12 ounces fresh raspberries
  • 3 tablespoons raw cane sugar
  • Juice of 1 lime, optional (you can start with juice of ½ lime)


Combine the strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries in a medium saucepan or pot. Add the sugar and lime juice. Toss to combine.

Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes.

Once the berry mixture is boiling and the sugar has dissolved, turn the heat down to low (the lowest setting on your stovetop). Allow the berries to simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes, stirring often, until the fruit has softened quite a bit and the compote has reduced by about ½ half in volume.

Remove from the heat. At this point, you can use the back of a fork or a potato masher to mash the fruit some more, if you like a smoother compote (I like to see chunks of fruit in mine). You can also carefully taste to adjust sweetness. I don’t usually have a need for adding more sugar, but if you need to, you can sprinkle a little more cane sugar or drizzle some honey. Be sure to mix well.

Let the berry compote cool for about 15 to 30 minutes before serving. It will thicken some more.

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