Blackberry and Apple Compote is a delicious way to upgrade your breakfast!

Blackberry and Apple Compote

This lovely blackberry and apple compote is the result of a happy hour rambling in the English hedgerows. From early September to mid-November the hedgerows are resplendent with these berries. There seems to be plenty for everyone, humans, birds, and woodland creatures!

Blackberry and Apple Compote

Gathering blackberries is a “slow living” activity giving pause for thought. There’s something deeply relaxing about lying in a field, soaking up the sun’s rays, contemplating how delightful it is. All the “must-dos,” the hustle and bustle of life just simply float away on a gentle breeze. Listening to the birds, breathing in the fresh air, and filling a bag with berries for later delights, seems the right way to live, if only for an afternoon!

Blackberry and Apple Compote

How do you cook Blackberry and Apple Compote?

It couldn’t be easier.

  • Gently rinse the berries
  • Place in a pan with all the other ingredients
  • Bring to the boil, turn down to a simmer and cook until the fruit is tender
  • That’s it!

Blackberry and Apple Compote

What other fruit or substitutions can I use?

You can leave out the pears and plums if you like and just use apples and blackberries. Feel free to add:

  • any stone fruit – apricots, peaches, nectarines, etc
  • pears
  • other berries
  • nutmeg
  • allspice
  • a splash of liquor such as Calvados or Rum

Blackberry and Apple Compote

How long does the Blackberry and Apple Compote keep and can I freeze it?

It keeps for a good 4 days in the fridge.

Yes, you can freeze it, although it will be a little mushier when thawed. I don’t especially mind this, but it’s something to be aware of.


I hope you love this compote! If you whip it up let me know how it worked out for you, share a picture on Instagram and I’ll repost it on my stories. Please do leave a comment and rate the recipe!! 


Blackberry and Apple Compote

A delightful compote to use and enjoy Fall fruit.

  • Author: The Well Fed Yogi
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: dessert, breakfast,
  • Method: stove top
  • Diet: Vegan



1 1/2 cups blackberries,

1 pear, peeled, cored, and cut into chunks

2 plums, stoned and cut into large chunks

2 small apples, peeled, cored and cut into chunks

Zest and juice of an orange

Zest and juice of 1/2 a lemon

1 1/2 tablespoons date syrup


  1. Place all the ingredients in a pan, bring to a boil, turn down to a low simmer and partially cover the pot. Stir well. Simmer gently until the fruit is tender., stirring occasionally, approximately 10-15 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat. Use immediately, or allow to cool, then store in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Keywords: fruit, compote

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