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Quick summer compote

Quick fruit compote

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Plus cooling
  • Easy
  • Serves 4 (easily multiplied)

our easy and quick fruit compote recipe is full of wonderful flavours and is equally delicious served hot or chilled with your favourite pudding

  • Easily doubled
  • Easily halved
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal83
fat0g
saturates0g
carbs20g
sugars13g
fibre3g
protein1g
low insalt0.01g
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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

Method

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2004

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