Blackberry and Apple Compote is a delicious way to upgrade your breakfast!
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!
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!
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!
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
- other berries
- a splash of liquor such as Calvados or Rum
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!!Print
Blackberry and Apple Compote
A delightful compote to use and enjoy Fall fruit.
- 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
- 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.
- Remove from heat. Use immediately, or allow to cool, then store in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Keywords: fruit, compote