Brighten up your table with this easy-to-make Strawberry Compote recipe. In just a matter of minutes, you can whip up this delightful treat perfect for topping your favorite desserts or spreading on warm toast. All it takes is a quick simmer on the stove to allow the strawberries to break down and release their luscious flavors. The result is a thick, glossy compote that boasts a perfect balance of sweet and tangy notes.
Are you ready to take your taste buds on a journey of pure bliss? If so, you don’t want to miss this recipe for strawberry compote.
It is the perfect strawberry topping to slather on toast, swirl into yogurt, or spoon over a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
No matter how you enjoy it, this simple strawberry compote is sure to be a hit.
- Strawberries: Choose fresh strawberries that are bright and free of blemishes. Frozen strawberries may also be used in this strawberry sauce.
- Sugar: Feel free to adjust the amount of sugar according to your preference. Sugar alternatives such as Monk Fruit may be used. You could also use maple syrup or honey.
- Lemon Juice: Fresh lemon juice adds a refreshing pop of acidity to the dish. Bottled can be used in a pinch. Mix things up by using lime or orange juice.
- Lemon Zest: The zest of one lemon adds an intense citrus flavor to the strawberry mixture.
- Ground Cinnamon: While optional, ground cinnamon adds warmth and depth to the fruit compote.
- Vanilla Extract: Adding a hint of vanilla extract enhances the overall flavor profile of the strawberries, adding a sweet and fragrant undertone.
For the full recipe with measurements, see the recipe card at the end of the post.
Let it cool down to room temperature before pouring it into a glass jar.
Now comes the best part - serving! You can enjoy this strawberry compote warm, drizzled over pancakes or waffles, or chill it in the refrigerator for a refreshing twist.
Tips & Tricks
- Choose ripe and juicy strawberries for the best flavor. Look for berries that are deep red in color, fragrant, and slightly soft to the touch.
- Adjust the sweetness to your liking. Start with the suggested amount of sugar in the recipe, and then taste and add more if desired. Fresh berries vary wildly in their sweetness, so you’ll want to adjust as needed.
- Experiment with spices. While cinnamon is classic and adds a warm touch, feel free to explore other spices like nutmeg or cardamom for a unique twist.
- Mix it up. Feel free to use raspberries, blueberries, or blackberries in place of the strawberries.
- Let it cool completely before storing. Allowing the compote to reach room temperature helps it set and develop its full flavors. Then, transfer it to a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid for freshness.
- Get creative with serving. Spoon a dollop of the compote over pancakes, french toast, waffles, or oatmeal for a delicious breakfast treat. It also pairs wonderfully with yogurt, ice cream, cake, or as a topping for cheesecake!
- Feel free to double or triple the recipe. Strawberry compote can be easily scaled up to make larger batches for gifting or meal prepping.
What is strawberry compote?
Strawberry compote is a delicious strawberry sauce made from fresh, ripe strawberries. It is naturally gluten-free and vegan.
It's sweet and tangy, with a velvety texture that adds a burst of flavor to your dishes. Whether you drizzle this chunky fruit sauce over pancakes, swirl it into yogurt, or use it as a topping for desserts, strawberry compote is a versatile and delicious addition to any meal
Can I use frozen strawberries for this recipe?
Yes! Frozen strawberries work just as well in this recipe. Just make sure to thaw them before adding to the compote.
How long does strawberry compote last in the fridge?
Strawberry compote will last up to 5 days in the fridge. Be sure to store it in an airtight container and consume it within this timeframe for optimal freshness.
If you plan to save some for later, you can also store it in the freezer for up to 3 months. Make sure that you allow it to cool completely before you freeze it. Simply thaw before serving.
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- 16 ounces strawberries hulled and quartered (about 2 cups)
- ¼ cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Zest of 1 lemon
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a medium sauce pan, combine the berries, sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest and cinnamon. Stir to combine and place over medium-high heat.
- Bring to a boil, and then reduce to medium-low.
- Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is reduced by half, about 10 minutes.
- Remove from the heat, and stir in the vanilla.
- Let cool to room temperature, and pour into a glass jar.
- Serve warm or chilled.