Blueberry Compote Recipe and 10 Ways to Use it

It is mind-blowingly easy to make healthy, homemade Blueberry Compote using fresh or frozen berries. Once you have a batch, you’ll have at least 10 ways to use it!

Easy Blueberry Compote Recipe

You need this in your life!

This is one of those I didn’t know that I needed it so badly until I tried it. And, now that I’ve tried it, I can’t go back. 

It’s a DIY Kitchen Staple. That is, items you can buy from the store but choose not to because your homemade version is much healthier and tastes so much better. At the bottom of this post you’ll find all kinds of recipes from the nutritionist and healthy-minded food bloggers in this group. It’s so much fun to take a peak and see what’s in their pantry or fridge. 🙂

Easy, Homemade Blueberry Compote

We use it in place of syrups and jams and as a sweetener. Even though it gets a big dose of sweetness from the blueberries, I usually add a little more. But…I control what kind of sweetener and exactly how much. I used a pure Stevia/sugar blend. I also add a bit of cinnamon for even more flavor.

The berries can be fresh or frozen…which means, you can make this year round if you stock your freezer right. The picture above used frozen berries. Fresh berries were used in the version below. I don’t find a big difference in taste, but the compote with fresh berries seems to thicken up a little more. I’ve included a suggestion in the recipe instructions for thickening with corn starch, if desired.

Blueberry Compote with Fresh Berries

10 Ways to Use Blueberry Compote

It can be used at least 10 ways…and I’m sure you can think of some more:

1) Spoon it over oatmeal (or steel cut oatmeal made in the crock pot.)

Oatmeal topped with Homemade Blueberry Compote

2) Swirl it into yogurt or vanilla chia seed pudding.

3) Ladle it on top of ice cream.

Yogurt with Fresh Blueberry Compote

4) Top waffles or pancakes with it.

Waffles Topped with Easy Blueberrry Compote

5) Drizzle it over regular or no-bake cheesecake .

6) Fill a crepe with it!

7) Spoon it over short cake.

8) Make a smoothie.

9) Or a milkshake!

And last, but not least:

10) Mix it into your favorite regular BBQ sauce for Blueberry Barbecue Sauce and serve it over pork or chicken.

(Well…I am The Dinner-Mom!)

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Blueberry Compote and 10 Ways to Use It

Easy recipe for homemade Blueberry Compote using fresh or frozen berries. Once you have a batch, you'll have at least 10 ways to use it!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 servings (2 Tablespoons per serving)
Calories: 17kcal
Author: Marjory Pilley

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 3 Tablespoons water
  • 2 Tablespoons Stevia sugar blend to equal the sweetness of 1/4 refined sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Optional thickener

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons water

Instructions

  • Place 1 cup of blueberries, water, sweetener and lemon juice in a small pot and stir to combine.
  • Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring several times.
  • Add remaining blueberries and cinnamon to pot and continue cooking for about 5 more minutes.
  • If desired the sauce can be thickened by adding a slushy mixture of cornstarch and water during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  • Combine cornstarch and water in a separate bowl and stir until mixture is free from lumps before adding it to the blueberry mixture.

Notes

Traditionally served warm, but can be served cool as well. May be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Nutrition

Calories: 17kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Potassium: 14mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 0.2% | Vitamin C: 2.6% | Calcium: 0.1% | Iron: 0.3%
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Make this easy Blueberry Compote so you can control the amount of sugar! There are so many ways to use it from pancakes and oatmeal to yogurt and ice cream. #blueberrycompote #blueberrycompoteuses

Comments

  1. Oh, I don’t need any convincing. I’m 200% in!

  2. I love all the different ideas!

  3. I love all of the ways this compote can be used!! Thank you for this!

  4. I now want to slather this on everything in sight. This is gorgeous.

  5. I’ve always enjoyed making products that could be purchased like jams, pickles, mayonnaise, catsup…and compotes. Your blueberry compote sounds absolutely delicious. Love the idea of using it in barbecue sauce.

  6. I love recipes that can be repurposed in so many ways! Great ideas and I love that you sweetened it with stevia!

  7. I already loved blueberry compote. So easy to make and so delicious!

  8. YES! I love blueberries! Thanks for all the tips on how to use it too 🙂

  9. I love blueberries, I can’t wait to make this

  10. I would definitely be tempted to eat this straight, but I’ll bet it would also be great over pork tenderloin!

  11. mmmm Blueberry Compote is amazing and I LOVE it on waffles!

  12. Bluebery compote is like the best thing ever. Thanks for all the extra ideas on what to serve it with. My favorite is adding it into BBQ sauce. SO good!

  13. I love this recipe and it’s perfect on anything as you mentioned. I love it dolloped on a piece of toasted english muffin with lots of butter.

  14. HeyGirl23 says:

    Use honey for sweetener. It’s so good!

  15. Oh my gosh! I made this and it is so delicious! I made individual servings for the yogurt I made and put this compote in first, before adding the yogurt. Fruit on the bottom, then mix it up. So good!

  16. Robert Small says:

    I love blueberries but my wife and I found the addition of cinnamon was a wee bit off putting we made a second batch without and loved it

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