Looking for a simple way to dress up your desserts? With this selection of easy and delicious compote recipes, it doesn’t get any easier.
These compote recipes are a great way to add flavor to your favorite desserts and breakfast.
Compote is a saucy, sweet, and fresh sauce which is ready in about 15 minutes.
They can be made ahead of time, served warm or even straight from the fridge. It’s up to you.
What makes a compote?
When making a compote, you can use either fresh fruits or frozen fruits.
On this page you will find a variety of different compote recipes which you can use to top your favorite foods!
Delicious and Easy Compote Recipes
One of our favorite compotes has to be strawberry! Strawberries are great to use for compotes because they are naturally sweet and have a vibrant red color which can make a dish pop when you use it on top.
This recipe for a simple strawberry compote is easy to make.
2. Chia Compote
Looking for something a little bit different? This chia compote is a bit different from traditional compote as it uses chia seeds.
By using chia seeds in compote, it gives the compote a creamy and thick texture. This recipe for chia compote can also be called a mixed berry compote because it uses raspberries and blueberries.
Don’t have chia seeds? You can always use basil seeds!
With their distinct tangy flavor, and vibrant red color, raspberries always make for a delicious addition to compote.
Raspberry compote is the perfect topping for cheesecake, pancakes, or yogurt.
This tropical fruit is so sweet and juicy. By using mangoes to make mango compote, it adds a unique flavor to any dish it is added to.
You can make this compote with fresh or frozen mangoes, depending what's in season.
Mango compote is a great addition to ice cream, waffles, or even French toast.
After an easy and delicious compote recipe? Look no further than this mouth watering strawberry rhubarb compote.
The combination of tart rhubarb and sweet strawberries creates the perfect balance of flavors that is sure to please many palates.
Blueberry compote, or blueberry sauce, is a great way to use up frozen or fresh blueberries. Perfect for filling cakes or pastries, or even as a topping for breakfast.
Perfect for the holiday season, this cranberry compote recipe is delicious and easy. Serve it as a side dish or as a topping for chicken, pork, or turkey.
Want to shake things up a bit? This apple and pear compote recipe is a delicious blend of fruit. Use fresh or frozen apples and pears.
Serve it warm to top your ice cream or pancakes, or even serve it chilled as a side dish.
Perfect for topping waffles, yogurt, or pancakes. This peach compote is sure to be the star of the show.
It’s simple to make and ready in no time. What’s more is you can use it to fill pastries or cakes.
10. Rhubarb Compote
Looking for something a little different? Then this rhubarb compote recipe is for you. It’s ready in no time.
The tart flavor of rhubarb is a great addition to sweets as it gives the perfect balance.
Love blackberries? This blackberry compote recipe is a great way to use up leftover blackberries which you may have in your fridge or freezer.
Add a touch of warmth to your dessert or breakfast with this scrumptious spiced apple compote recipe.
Compotes are used to top desserts like ice cream, or even served at breakfast on pancakes, waffles, French toast, or crepes.
While both compote and jam are both fruit preserves there are some key differences.
A compote is not as thick as a jam. It’s usually chunkier in texture. Jam, on the other hand, is smoother and more concentrated.
Jam is typically served as a spread, while compote can be served both warm or cold as a side dish.
Yes, it is possible to overcook a compote. If your compote is mushy in texture and has a loss of flavor, it is likely you have overcooked it.
When making compote, it is important to keep an eye on the mixture when cooking. As soon as the compote reaches the desired consistency, you should remove it from the heat.
Also, keep in mind that compotes do thicken as they cool so when you cook your compote don’t make it too thick.
Compote can be thickened by cooking it on the stove. It also thickens as it cools. If you find your compote is not as thick as you would like once cool, you could cook it down further on the stove.
Or, you could make a small corn-starch slurry and mix this through the compote when it is cooking.
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- Choose your favorite recipe from the list above.
- Gather all the ingredients.
- Follow the recipe directions and enjoy a delicious compote.