A healthy substitute for pancake syrup or a delicious topping for ice cream or cake is this Fresh Berry Fruit Compote with No Added Sugar.
This easy to make fresh berry fruit compote with no added sugar can be made a day or two in advance. Keep it chilled until you are ready to serve your breakfast or desserts.
I often make breakfast for dinner. I always look to find ways to eliminate the sugary maple syrup we use for pancakes, waffles or French toast. This fresh berry compote with no added sugar fits the bill.
I prepared this compote while my pancake batter was resting. I let it simmer on the stove while I was cooking the pancakes. These Ricotta Pancakes are easy to make.
Since I already had fresh berries that were starting to wilt this easy compote was a great match for my pancake topping. I added some juice from a fresh orange along with a little orange zest for another layer of flavor.
The natural sugars in the fresh berries were enough so that no additional sugar is needed. Now that’s a ‘good thing’!
Make this fresh berry fruit compote with no added sugar for topping pancakes, waffles, French Toast, ice cream or any special dessert – perhaps a cheesecake. Or how about dressing up an Angel Food Cake.
A simple preparation to make fresh berry fruit compote with no added sugar takes just a few minutes then cook until thickened. Add the compote to a bowl and serve immediately or you refrigerate up to two days until ready to use.
You can make this fresh berry compote with no added sugar any time of the year. I often buy berries during season in the farmers market. However, most every supermarket produce section has berries any time of the year. When in a pinch you can always use frozen berries.
Fresh Berry Fruit Compote With No Added Sugar
Fresh Berry Fruit Compote With No Added Sugar is so easy to make anytime. Add the fresh berry fruit compote to top pancakes, waffles, ice cream, or how about an Angel Food Cake.
- Prep Time: 10 mins.
- Cook Time: 20 min.
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 1 1/2 cups approx.
- Category: Condiment
- Cuisine: American
- 2 cups chopped strawberries
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- zest from half of an orange
- juice from half of an orange
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- a pinch of salt
- 1 tsp. of tapioca (for thickening)
- Add all the ingredients into a small saucepan and cook on low simmer, stirring occasionally, and continue to cook until the liquid is reduced and thickens. This will take about 20 minutes.
- Keep warm and serve as a topping for pancakes, waffles, french toast, or special desserts.
Now you can make this delicious fresh berry fruit compote for any holiday season. There is always a season for celebrating. How about all those family gatherings or impromptu parties? Add it to the dessert buffet table for any party or gathering. This fruit compote is delicious as a topping for pound cake or a bundt cake.