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A blueberry compote makes a great flavorful way to use your fruit. It is sweet and fruity and can be used in many different ways.
A compote is a mixture of sugar, or sweetener, with some berries or any fresh fruit that you have. It is easy to make, just cook down your favorite fruit. It can be chunky or not depending on how you like it. Let it cook until it is soft, but not as thick as a jam. It can also be hot or cold depending on what you like.
There are many different food ideas you can use for your compote. You can serve it warm on a biscuit, piled into a tart shell and topped with whipped cream, or cover a piece of angel cake for a great fruity flavor. Cold compote can also be a delicious topping for ice cream or custard.
It is a very versatile and tasty topping for whatever you like. It will keep in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks. When you want to make it a nice warm topping, you only have to heat it up in a pan.
Prepping your Fresh Blueberry Compote:
Get out a saucepan large enough so that the compote wont bubble over.
Rinse off your blueberries; we always wash and rinse our fruit.
Get out your sugar, cinnamon, salt, and cornstarch.
Have your butter cut up, but cold for the end.
Making the compote:
In a saucepan, add the blueberries, sugar, cinnamon, salt, and cornstarch. Bring to a boil and turn down the heat and let it simmer for about 10 minutes or until the fruit is soft, but not hard. The sauce should have thickened by now, if not let cook for a few more minutes. You don't want the sauce ot be too thin that it will run off whatever you put it on, but you don't want it too thick that it is like jam.
Now, take the pot off the stove, because it's time to add that piece of butter for creaminess!
Put your compote back on the stove for a few more minutes, so the butter will melt.
When the butter is melted put your compote in a bowl or container and let it chill in the refrigerator. You can also let it cool a little on the counter and serve it warm over your favorite slice of cake, piece of toast, or biscuits. Anyway you choose, it is a winner!Print
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 10-15 minutes
- Total Time: 15 -20 minutes
- Yield: approximately 3 ½ cups 1x
- Category: Fruit
- Method: Stove top
- 5 cups blueberries
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
- pinch salt
- 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
- ¼ cup water
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- In a saucepan, put the blueberries, sugar, cinnamon, salt, cornstarch, and water. Bring to a boil, then turn down the temperature and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes or till the blueberries are soft, and the sauce has thickened.
- Add the butter to the saucepan and mix until all combined.
- Let cool slightly on the counter before you chill the mixture, or you can let it warm up and use it right away.
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