Quick summer compote

Quick summer compote

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(5 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Plus cooling


Serves 4 (easily multiplied)
Full of wonderful flavours and is equally delicious served hot or chilled

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal83
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs20g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre3g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.01g
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  • 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



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…


  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.

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3rd Aug, 2015
Nothing special but works perfectly well and was a good use of a glut of redcurrants.
9th Aug, 2013
Really easy and quick. Made using leftover raspberries and blueberries with a cinnamon stick for flavour - delicious.
20th Apr, 2012
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
28th Jun, 2008
Very easy! Lovely with summer desserts :)
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