Are you asking me what on earth is a Compote? Well, it’s essentially the not so long lost sister of Jam! The Jam is cooked longer though which makes it less fruity filled and more of a smooth texture. It is not chunky by any means and has served me well for all sorts of cake fillings or doughnut fillings.
Before I forget, if you want a reason to make this insanely yummy treat, how about making doughnuts! My favorite recipe is right here and is perfectly suited for a jam filling!
So this is a short little post so I can quickly share my go to recipe for Blackberry Compote! This recipe is versatile to any berry and you can alter the amounts if you need to double etc.! I am going to share it with Blackberries since that’s what I am using today but, please know you can use Strawberries or Raspberries. Additionally, I have used Blueberries but, I prefer Lemon juice over Orange juice.
Holy color right? This Blackberry Compote is glorious and luscious. I am smitten with it and LOVE how easy it is!
FYI & Miscellaneous:
- This is GREAT on toast, friends! Seriously, put it in a mason jar and use it up!
- It’s a GREAT addition to Ice Cream Sundaes
- It’s a sweet little gift to add to someone’s gift basket or Christmas treats!
- If you’re looking for a super fancy filling idea add some of the berries back in whole so they gift it more depth!
- Keep an eye on it as you let it cook down to avoid scorching and such, ruining your goods.
- Make sure you really strain this to get any seeds out. Seeds will ruin a compote and just ruin your whole recipe.
- Give it time to cool before you use it. Once you finish the cooking/straining process wait 30 minutes before putting into the fridge.
What are you going to use this way lovely Compote on? Leave me a comment and tell me because I may want to try it and make sure you tag anything you’re sharing with #jenniferbakes so I can see it!
- 2 cups fresh or frozen blackberries
- 3/4 cup sugar( I prefer the extra fine type)
- 3 tablespoons orange juice
- Pinch of salt
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the blackberries, sugar, orange juice and salt until the berries start to break down, stirring often, about 5 minutes.
- Lower the heat and simmer until it beings to coat a spoon, about 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat and let cool down slightly. Using an immersion blender (carefully) or counter-top blender, pulse until smooth. Push compote through a fine mesh sieve into a clean glass bowl and discard the seeded pulp from the sieve. Keep covered and chilled for up to 5 days.