Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Fruit Compote

A basic fruit compote is a great accessory to many dishes. It's great on top of other fruit, ice cream, crepes, pie, torte, cheesecake, etc. As the example today, I'll be using blueberries (to accompany some Cream Cheese Crepes) but you can use virtually any fruit. Some of the best compotes are Strawberry, Peach, Nectarine, Plum, Raspberry, Blueberry, Rhubarb.... and the list goes on and on.

What you'll need:

2 Cups of fresh or frozen Blueberries
3 Tablespoons of Water
1/2 Cup of Sugar
2 Teaspoons Lemon Juice (Adjust lemon juice depending on fruit used)

How it's done:

1. Combine 1 Cup of the blueberries, water, sugar, and lemon juice in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Cook for about 10 minutes.

2. Add the rest of the blueberries and cook for 8 more minutes, stirring frequently.

3. Serve warm over dish!