Strawberry Compote

about the recipe

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.

INGREDIENTS

– 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.