Blackberry compote

Blackberry compote

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(7 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins


Serves 10
This compote is bursting with juiciness, the perfect way to use up an abundance of blackberries

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal58
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs14g
  • sugars14g
  • fibre2g
  • protein1g
  • salt0g
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  • 750g blackberries, halved



    A purply black-coloured berry comprising many individual seed-containing fruits surrounding a…

  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • juice ½ lemon



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • small pinch ground cinnamon, optional



    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…


  1. To make the compote, whizz two thirds of the blackberries with the sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon in a food processor until smooth, then sieve to remove the seeds. Fold the remaining fruit through the purée and set aside. Use within 2 days or freeze.

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Frantic Flapjack
23rd Oct, 2018
I used 200g of blackberries and 35g of sugar. I found this too sweet and would go down to 20g next time. Good compote.
15th Sep, 2014
Used 250g of blackberries and only added 25g of sugar. I put the puree in a small saucepan brought the mixture to the boil and added about half a teaspoon of arrowroot mixed with a bit of water which gave the puree a bit more body. Delicious served as a topping for my vanilla cheesecakes in a glass.
1st Oct, 2013
Made a half portion of this with wild brambles. Worked perfectly and tasted delicious with a batch of apple and cinnamon scones. Would definitely make again.
27th Aug, 2013
Fab! And so easy. I used 500g of blackberries and 150g of sugar - a bit too sweet even for me, so check your blackberries! But still usable.
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28th Sep, 2013
Not surprised it was too sweet if you reduced the fruit by a third and used 50% more sugar!
Deborah Gruss
5th Oct, 2012
We loved this!
23rd Sep, 2012
Loved this recipe. I made it with 350gr blackberries. This was the only adjustment I made. Absolutely gorgeous.
18th Apr, 2012
Loved this recipe, so easy to make. I kept portions in freezer, was great stirred into porridge or topping things like icecream etc
21st Oct, 2011
I used 500g blackberries with about 150g of sugar but then maybe all my blackberries weren't really ripe.
21st Sep, 2011
can you make this and bottle it? how long will it keep fresh? thanks


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