This simple Mixed Berry Compote, made with frozen berries, is so easy and quick to whip up and can be enjoyed all year round. It is flavored with a hint of lime and is the perfect topping for all kind of breakfast like pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, and yogurt.
It’s been cold, really cold here. And I’m missing the sunshine and all the summer berries. Luckily, we always keep a big bag of frozen mixed berries in the freezer for the occasional smoothies. I quickly whipped up this Mixed Berry Compote, sweetened with coconut sugar and flavored with lime zest.
Frozen berries are so versatile, and you can enjoy them year round. I do love all of the seasonal fruits, but something about berries always makes me so happy. The addition of coconut sugar and lime zest makes this berry compote feel a bit more tropical, which is definitely a plus any time. This mixed berry sauce is quick, easy and simple. It takes just 4 ingredients and less than 15 minutes of your time.
How to Make Mixed Berry Compote
Typically when making any kind of compote, I add a little bit of citrus juice, whatever I’m flavoring the compote with, like lemon or orange. However, frozen berries tend to contain a lot of extra water, so I skipped the juice in this recipe. I just added the lime zest to brighten up the flavor.
If you don’t have coconut sugar, you can substitute granulated or brown sugar in the same quantity. When I make other berry compote, I only add 2 tablespoons and up to 4 tablespoons (same as 1/4 cup) max of sweetener per pound of fruits. But I do prefer things a little less sweet, so feel free to adjust the amount of sugar to your taste toward the end of the cooking process if needed.
This Mixed Berry Compote can be refrigerated in a jar for up to a week. This recipe is a small batch, which makes just 1 cup of compote, but it can be doubled or tripled easily. It’s an easy way to add a little bit of fruits to your breakfast by topping pancakes, waffles and oatmeal. Or stir it into some plain yogurt and top it with some homemade granola for a healthy start to the day.
Stay tune for more ideas how to use this mixed berry compote. Later this week, I’ll show you how to meal prep an easy and healthy breakfast with it. In the mean time, here are More Compote and Topping Recipes for you to enjoy.
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- 1 lb frozen mixed berries
- Zest of 1 lime
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- A pinch of kosher salt
Add frozen berries, sugar, salt, and lime zest to a medium sauce pan and cook over medium heat stirring occasionally until the mixture comes to a rapid boil. Continue to cook stirring constantly until the mixture reduce in volume and thicken. This will take about 12 - 13 minutes total.
Remove from heat, allow compote to cool and transfer to a jar. Refrigerate up to a week.
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