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Raspberry Compote with a Hint of Lemon

I am not really a breakfast person! Ever since I’ve discovered compote, however, my mornings are looking a little more cheery 🙂

Compote is a great addition to a parfait, waffles, pancakes, and crepes!

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Here is a super simple recipe to make your own blueberry compote!

Equipment:

A small (about a quart) heavy bottomed saucepan

Spoons

Jar

Ingredients:

1 cup blueberries

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup water

1 tsp lemon zest

1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice

Method:

1. Bring the sugar and water to boil in the saucepan at medium-high heat. Swirl the pan around a bit to make sure the sugar isn’t stuck at the bottom. Let it cook for 6-8 mins until the mixture thickens a bit.

2. Then, add in the blueberries, lower the heat to medium, and stir gently. Cook the berries for about 5 minutes. If you’re using frozen berries, cook the berries for a little longer, about 8-10 mins.

3. Take the pan off the heat. Add in the lemon zest and juice and mix well. Let the compote sit for about 15-20 minutes, until it cools.

4. Pour it into a little jar and refrigerate and use it whenever you need it. I wouldn’t store it longer than a week or so, though.

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You can enjoy it with cheese and crackers or on all sorts of breakfast items! Like this yoghurt parfait:

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Creamy and Refreshing Yoghurt Parfait: A Summer Delight!

I wasn’t always a huge parfait fan. If you follow this blog, you know that I mostly only eat chocolatey sweet things. But then, we went away for a weekend this June, and had this delicious parfait every morning at our Bed and Breakfast:

On a side note, we stayed in a boat house on the water in Catalina Bay, in the Kawartha Lakes region and it was absolutely lovely! Here are some photos of the place:

Our hostess was very gracious and kind, and the real bonus was that there was a resident kitty at the B&B!

But I was telling you about the parfait: it’s been a hot summer, and I’ve really been craving some creamy, berry filled parfait ever since our trip. So I went ahead and made some this morning:

If you’d like to give it a shot, here’s how:

Equipment:

A small thick bottomed saucepan

A grater or zester

Two bowls

Spoons, a spatula, and a whisk

Ingredients:

1 cup yoghurt

1/4 tsp vanilla essence

1 cup blueberries (frozen or fresh)

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup water

1 tsp finely grated lemon zest

1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice

1-3 tsp granola (you can go here, if you want to make your own (you can skip the coconut if you don’t like the idea of blueberries with coconut))

Method:

1. First, we’ve got to make our compote: Bring the sugar and water to boil in the saucepan at medium-high heat. Let it cook for 6-8 mins until the mixture thickens a bit. Add in the blueberries, lower the head to medium, and stir gently. Cook the berries for about 5 minutes. If you’re using frozen berries, cook the berries for a little longer. Take the pan off the heat. Add in the lemon zest and juice and mix well. Let the compote sit for about 15-20 minutes, until it cools.

2. Whisk the yoghurt and vanilla together in a bowl.

5. Serve the compote and yoghurt together in a new bowl. You can do it in whatever way looks nice to you. I did this:

6. Top off with granola and enjoy!