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!
Here is a super simple recipe to make your own blueberry compote!
A small (about a quart) heavy bottomed saucepan
1 cup blueberries
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1 tsp lemon zest
1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
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.
You can enjoy it with cheese and crackers or on all sorts of breakfast items! Like this yoghurt parfait: