Easy Berry Compote (sauce)

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This berry compote is a simple yet delicious dessert topping. It is perfect for cakes, ice cream, custards, and more. Best of all, you can make it in no time! Preparing this heavenly sauce requires only five minutes of your time. Then, all you have to do is let it cook for 10 minutes over medium heat.

Start by adding all of your ingredients – two cups of frozen mixed berries, 2 to 6 tablespoons of white sugar, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, and 5 grates of lemon zest – to a medium-sized saucepan. Stir the contents of the pan occasionally until the juices released by the fruit thicken. For a thinner spread, add some water, and for a sweeter topping, add a bit more sugar. Once you are content with the results, whisk together a little cornstarch and water and pour the mixture into the pan. Let the ingredients simmer for a few more minutes until your desired consistency is achieved. As the sauce cools, it will thicken.

This recipe is easy to tailor to your own tastes. Feel free to discard the added sugar if you like tart flavors!

Frequently Asked Questions:


Q. How long do I need to cook the berry sauce?
A. The berry sauce should be cooked for a total of 15 minutes. You will need to cook the ingredients in a saucepan for five minutes first and then add a bit of cornstarch and water to the pan. Let this simmer for a few more minutes, until you achieve the desired consistency.

Q. Can I make this with fresh berries?
A. If using fresh berries instead of frozen, you need to add a few tablespoons of water to the mix in order to reach the desired consistency.

Q. Can this compote be used for more than just desserts?
A. Yes, this compote is a great addition to many dishes. You can use it as a topping for savory dishes, like BBQ chicken or pork chops.

Easy Berry Compote (sauce)

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Recipe by Dish Lingo Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Cooling Time

1

hour 

30

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Total time

1

hour 

40

minutes

This berry compote is a simple yet delicious dessert topping. It is perfect for cakes, ice cream, custards, and more. Best of all, you can make it in no time!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups 2 frozen mixed berries

  • 2 teaspoon 2 lemon juice

  • 1/4 1/4 lemon zested (or to taste)

  • 3 tablespoons 3 sugar

  • 1/2 tablespoon 1/2 arrowroot starch

Directions

  • Start by adding all of your ingredients - two cups of frozen mixed berries, sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest - to a medium-sized saucepan.
  • Stir the contents of the pan occasionally until the juices released by the fruit thicken.
  • For a thinner spread, add some water if needed, and for a sweeter topping, add a bit more sugar.
  • Once you are content with the results, whisk together a little cornstarch and water and pour the mixture into the pan.
  • Let the ingredients simmer for a few more minutes until your desired consistency is achieved. As the sauce cools, it will thicken.
  • This recipe is easy to tailor to your own tastes. Feel free to discard the added sugar if you like tart flavors!