Blueberry Compote with lemon zest
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Blueberry Compote

A quick and simple Blueberry Compote with a hint of lemon 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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time14 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 cups
Calories: 109kcal
Author: Trang


  • 1 lb fresh blueberry
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 - 4 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • A pinch of kosher salt


  • Wash and dry the blueberries.
  • Add blueberries, sugar, salt, lemon zest and lemon juice in a medium sauce pan and cook over medium heat for 5 to 6 minutes until blueberries are wilted and soft.

To get thick compote

  • Remove blueberries with a slotted spoon and cook the liquid for 2 - 3 more minutes until reduced in half and thickened.
  • Add blueberries back into the pot and stir to combined.
  • Remove from heat and transfer to a jar. As the compote cool, it will thicken almost to pie filling consistency.

To get pourable compote

  • Continue cooking without removing the blueberries for the next 2 - 3 minutes, reduce the heat slightly so the mixture doesn’t boil over.
  • Remove from heat and transfer to a jar. As the compote cool, it will continue to thicken but will still be slightly thinner and pourable.


Calories are estimated for 1/4 cup serving.


Serving: 132g | Calories: 109kcal