Easy Blueberry Compote

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Blueberry Compote

Do you know how to pronounce the word, “Compote?”

Well…I didn’t for the longest time.  Like until just 5 minutes ago.   Sigh.

I knew how to cook a compote and what it was and that I liked it on my pancakes.  But actually pronouncing it?

Easy Blueberry Compote - Frozen Blueberries

Not so much.

At restaurants, I would kind of mumble or slur my words so as not to give away I didn’t know how to say it.

Sad, I know.

Easy Blueberry Compote - Cinnamon

And I probably wasn’t even fooling anyone.  Ah well.

The thing is: I have a wonderful and easy peasy Blueberry Compote recipe I wanted to share but I felt I couldn’t post the recipe unless I knew how to pronounce the word accurately.

I know.  I know.  You would’ve never even known I couldn’t pronounce it if I hadn’t said anything.

Easy Blueberry Compote

But I had to come clean.  It had been too long!

I feel much better now, so thank you very much.

In fact, I even found a website that pronounces words for you.  So if you don’t know how to pronounce “compote” either, just click on over here.

No one will ever know…

Blueberry Compote

**Cough** No judging. **Cough**

As for this tasty Blueberry Compote, I highly suggest you try it out this weekend for breakfast…over some pancakes, waffles, oatmeal or french toast.  Shoot…I like it by the spoonful.

Who are we kidding here?

Blueberry Compote

Check out this video to see just how crazily easy this compote is to make.  And, yes, to say as well.

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Got some frozen blueberries? This is a super easy way to make a deliciously fruity syrup to enjoy on your waffles or pancakes.
Recipe type: Easy
Serves: 4
  • 2 cups frozen blueberries, divided
  • 3 tbsp. water
  • 2½ tbsp. honey
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½-1 tsp. fresh lemon juice (optional)
  1. Pour half the blueberries (1 cup) into a medium sauce pan and set aside the remaining 1 cup. Add the water, honey and cinnamon and cook over medium-high heat. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and cook for an additional 10 minutes. ]
  2. After 10 minutes, gently smash the blueberries against the pan using a wooden or plastic spatula. Add the remaining blueberries and cook for an additional 5-6 minutes to heat through.
  3. Add lemon juice, if desired, to taste. (This will make the blueberry flavor pop a little bit more but isn't necessary.)
  4. Serve warm.




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About the author: My name is Lacey and I’m so glad you’re here. I am a foodie, a photographer, a chef, and a project manager at a local tech start-up in Austin. But, most importantly, I am the mother of three adorable little kiddos (Jordan, Savannah and Hunter) and am madly in love with and married to my high school sweetheart, Dustin.

20 comments… add one

  1. Ngoc July 30, 2012, 10:25 pm

    Beautiful shots! Thanks for the recipe and pronunciation ;)

  2. Mia August 4, 2012, 4:07 am

    Wonderful photos! I love all of them. Thanks for the recipe,looks so delicious!

    1. Lacey Baier March 11, 2014, 4:58 pm

      Thanks so much, Mia. You’re very welcome for the recipe :)

  3. Arthur August 11, 2012, 10:22 am

    OMG!I am going to make these!

    1. Lacey Baier March 11, 2014, 4:57 pm

      Woohoo! I hope you enjoyed it, Arthur.

  4. Amara B. March 27, 2013, 1:59 pm

    Did a quick search for blueberry compost this morning and found your website. Tried it out on pancakes and my family loved it! Thanks for a great, quick and delicious recipe!

    1. Lacey Baier March 11, 2014, 4:56 pm

      Yay! So glad you found my site and that you and your family enjoyed the recipe, Amara!

  5. Jennifer August 28, 2013, 7:31 pm

    How many servings does this make? 4?

  6. Pam Lee March 29, 2014, 11:36 am

    Thanks!! I want my compote to be thicker, how do I achieve that?

    1. Lacey Baier March 29, 2014, 4:37 pm

      Hi Pam! Mix the 3 tbsp. water with 1 tbsp. cornstarch before adding to the compote and then cook until thickened. That should do the trick :)

  7. Adrienne April 25, 2014, 8:59 am

    Sounds good! I am looking to swirl this into mini cheesecakes so I think I will cut out the honey so it isn’t too sweet and maybe less water? I don’t know I will make it as you have listed and work from there. I can’t wait to try this on waffles too! I just found this site from a google search. Seems like a great site. Oh and I’m certainly going to use that site from now on when I need to know how to say a word lol. Thanks :-)

    1. Lacey Baier April 28, 2014, 8:42 pm

      Hi Adrienne! I’m so glad you found this site. Welcome :)

      Your idea of swirling it into a mini cheesecake sounds amazing. Yes, I’d recommend reducing the liquid since you’ll want it to be a swirl. Best of luck!

  8. Sandi Smith July 14, 2014, 12:19 pm

    Can this be frozen?

    1. Lacey Baier July 15, 2014, 12:20 pm

      Very good question – I’ve never tried, but I’d imagine it could be frozen.

  9. Tim July 17, 2014, 12:47 am

    I tried this the other day, and I used the compote to make a blueberry cobbler (my first cobbler ever). And my family loved it! It was so good!
    Now I’m trying it with come canned peaches as well, and a little of the peach syrup. I also added a couple sprinkles of ground ginger.
    Here’s hoping!

    1. Lacey Baier July 17, 2014, 11:47 am

      That’s a tasty-sounding cobbler, Tim! So is the ginger peach compote. Thanks for sharing!

  10. diane October 10, 2014, 8:16 am

    Sounds great! Thanks


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