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Quick and Easy Strawberry Compote

A quick and simple Strawberry Compote with a hint of orange is the perfect topping for pancakes, waffles, and even ice cream. All you need are a few ingredients and 10 minutes to make this delicious sauce.
Strawberry Compote in a jarStrawberry season is here and these plump juicy strawberries hardly ever make it to the next day. However, I have been meaning to make a strawberry compote, so I made sure I bought extra berries for this specific task. Choose berries with deep red color, and strong aroma for the best flavor.

A basket of strawberries for Strawberry Compote recipeStrawberry Compote in a panFor this strawberry compote, I also added orange zest and orange juice to the mixture to brighten its flavor. I added just two tablespoon of sugar to sweeten the compote, but you are welcome to add more sugar to taste while the mixture is cooking. 

Close up of Strawberry CompoteI stored my strawberry compote in old jam jars in the refrigerator up to two weeks. Of course, it tastes best the next day over some pancakes. But it will keep up to a couple weeks, and even longer if you sterilize your jars. However, I doubt you will need to store this for very long at all. And I have some complimentary recipes below that can help you with just that.

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Strawberry Compote in a jarDid you enjoy this recipe? Let me know in the comment or shoot me an email! I also welcome any and all recommendation/request. 🙂

Strawberry Compote in a jar

Strawberry Compote

A quick and simple Strawberry Compote with a hint of orange is the perfect topping for pancakes, waffles, and even ice cream. All you need are a few ingredients and 10 minutes to make this delicious sauce.
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 1/2 cup
Author: Trang

Ingredients

  • 1 lb strawberry
  • Zest of half an orange (about 1 teaspoon)
  • Juice of half an orange (about 3 - 4 tablespoon)
  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar

Instructions

  • Wash, hull and quarter the strawberries.
  • Add all ingredients to a medium sauce pan.
  • Cook over medium heat for 5 - 10 minutes stirring frequently until some of the berries disintegrate and some remain whole but soft, and the sauce thickens slightly.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool, the sauce will thicken more as it cools down.
  • Transfer to jars and refrigerate for up to two weeks.

Notes

Add more sugar to taste while cooking if necessary.
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9 Comments

  1. Tati
    August 4, 2019 /


    Made this recipe with my nephew to top on pancakes and it turned out amazing! The simple instructions were a plus to cooking with kids as well.

    • Trang
      Author
      August 4, 2019 /

      Thanks Tati for the feedback! I’m glad you had fun making this with your nephew 🙂

  2. Joanna Richards
    June 21, 2019 /

    I just made this with our glut of strawberries. It’s absolutely delicious and so simple. I put a little lemon in at the end out of habit. I can confirm that it’s spectacular with granola and yogurt for breakfast. Thanks for the recipe! X

    • Trang
      Author
      June 22, 2019 /

      Thanks for your feedback Joanna!

  3. McKinzie
    March 29, 2019 /

    Spinning this on some Angel food cake 🤤

  4. May 6, 2018 /


    Need to try this. I love cooking with fresh strawberries

  5. May 1, 2018 /


    This would be so good on literally everything! Now I need to go get some strawberries so I can make this!

  6. April
    May 1, 2018 /


    I just bought a bunch of strawberries! I have to try this 🙂

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