Easy Blackberry Compote in 15 minutes

Blackberry Compote- So, so easy y'all!
Blackberry Compote you say?

 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!

BESTdonuts-best-ever DOUGHNUTS EVER!!

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!

Blackberry Compote


  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar( I prefer the extra fine type)
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • Pinch of salt


  1. 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.
  2. Lower the heat and simmer until it beings to coat a spoon, about 10 minutes.
  3. 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.

love Jen.

Blackberry Compote- easy

Blackberry Compote- easy

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