Quick summer compote

Quick summer compote

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Plus cooling

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4 (easily multiplied)

Full of wonderful flavours and is equally delicious served hot or chilled

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
83
protein
1g
carbs
20g
fat
0g
saturates
0g
fibre
3g
sugar
13g
salt
0.01g

Ingredients

  • 500g mixed berries (blackcurrants, blueberries, raspberries, redcurrants, strawberries)
  • 50-85g/2-3oz golden caster sugar

Flavourings to choose from

  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2-3 sprigs of fresh mint or lemon balm

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Method

  1. If using strawberries, hull, halve or quarter to make them a similar size to the other berries. Tip all the fruits into a large pan with 2-3 tbsp water, sugar to taste and your choice of flavourings.
  2. Bring to the boil then simmer for 3-5 mins. Don't overcook, or the fruits will not hold their shape. Keeps in the fridge for up to 2 days, in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2004

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natalias's picture
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Really easy and quick. Made using leftover raspberries and blueberries with a cinnamon stick for flavour - delicious.

chilton's picture
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Easy to do I used some frozen berries as well as some fresh and put in cassis loved it and will make it more often when the berries are ready from our allotment

kasiamaskill's picture

Very easy! Lovely with summer desserts :)

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