Easy Blueberry Compote Recipe


Our recipe for easy blueberry compote recipe makes a wonderful blueberry sauce in just 10 minutes. You can make easy blueberry compote with fresh blueberries or frozen blueberries. And it uses just three simple ingredients for a taste that’s out of this world and a dish that’s so versatile.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

There are four main reasons we think you’ll love this blueberry compote recipe. It’s easy, it’s delicious, it’s made with natural ingredients, and it’s versatile. There are so many different ways that blueberry compote can be enjoyed and the sky’s the limit as to how you serve it.  

What is blueberry compote?

Blueberry compote is a deliciously sweet sauce made from blueberries and sugar that are cooked together for a few minutes over low heat. It can be served warm or cold in a variety of ways.

What’s a compote, anyway?

A compote is a simple fruit sauce that’s made from fresh fruit, frozen fruit, or dried fruit. The sauce is typically sweetened with sugar and then cooked for a few minutes over low heat. It can be thickened if desired, using corn starch. The end result is a textured fruit sauce or chunky fruit syrup.

Try this variation: blueberry sauce!

There are many recipe variations that you might like to try. Consider adding a pinch of your favorite spice such as cinnamon for a warm rich flavor. Or add a splash of liquor for another dimension of flavor. The alcohol will evaporate while the mixture cooks, but its flavor will last.

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Why this blueberry compote recipe is amazing

This blueberry compote recipe is amazing because the flavor is classic and delicious. It’s wonderful both warm and cold depending on your personal preference. And the bonus is it’s easy to make.

This blueberry compote recipe is…

You might be pleased to know that this recipe is naturally gluten free, vegan, diary free, vegetarian, and plant-based.

Blueberry Season is Here!

We love blueberry season. And here in the Midwest blueberry seasons goes from July to September. It’s the best time to find fresh blueberries at your local farmer’s markets or to pick them from your own garden. They’re so delicious. And if you’re new to the area, you won’t want to miss out.

Step-by-Step Tutorial for Blueberry Compote Recipe

Below we’ve included our easy step-by-step tutorial for blueberry compote recipe.

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High-level recipe overview

To make this recipe, you’ll clean the blueberries, mix them with sugar, boil them and serve them. That’s all there is to it.

Detailed steps to making it

Following are our detailed, step-by-step directions for making Blueberry Compote Recipe.

How to Make Blueberry Compote

To make blueberry compote, you’ll want to gather your ingredients and prepare your workspace. Then, follow our step-by-step directions below.

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Blueberry Compote Recipe Ingredients

2 cups blueberries
¼ cup sugar (maple syrup or honey)
¼ cup water


1. Prepare your blueberries by washing them and allowing them to drain. Pat dry.

2. Place a medium sized saucepan over medium low heat and add the blueberries. Mix in the sugar and water.

3. Bring to a gentle boil. Stir consistently and boil for 5 minutes. Smash blueberries to desired consistency and continue stirring. The mixture should thicken as it cooks and will thicken even more after it cools.

4. Serve warm or cool and enjoy!

Storage and Freezing

If you’re fortunate enough to have leftovers, storing leftovers is one of the most important aspects of making sure your food gets used properly as well as maintaining its shelf life.

Blueberry compote recipe can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. It can be placed in an airtight container or zipped freezer bag in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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Baker’s Expert Tips

If you think you need a thicker compote than what this recipe makes, the best way to thicken it is to add 1 tablespoon of cornstarch to 1 tablespoon of water and mix the two together to form a paste.

Then add the paste to the blueberries. This will help to eliminate lumps before adding it directly to the blueberries.

Use fresh or frozen blueberries…or berries past their prime

Using shriveled blueberries, frozen blueberries, or fresh blueberries will work well for this recipe. It doesn’t matter, as long as they’re not rotten. Don’t use rotten blueberries. Throw them away instead.

How to make a compote in 5 minutes

You can use this recipe to make your compote in a matter of 5 minutes. And bam, you’re done. You can enjoy the delicious flavor of this wonderful dish. Just follow the instructions above.

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Cooking the Blueberries

Cooking the blueberries is what makes this blueberry compote. It’s the process that melds the flavor and gives it the signature deliciousness that is so satisfying. You’ll not want to skip cooking the blueberries. The key is to cook them low and slow just like the recipe instructions direct.

Blueberry Compote Serving Suggestions

Blueberry compote is a versatile dish, there are so many uses for blueberry sauce, which is part of what makes it so great. The other factor is that it’s easy to make. Here are some favorite serving suggestions for how to serve blueberry compote.

Ice cream. Drizzle on top of a creamy dish of vanilla ice cream.

Oatmeal. Add a few scoops to the top of your bowl of oatmeal.

Pancakes. Serve it on top of your fluffy buttermilk pancakes.

Waffles. Drizzle warm compote a top your steaming waffles.

Crepes. Fold it into your homemade crepe and serve with a side of real whipped cream.

Toast. Spread compote on your morning toast.

Crackers and cheese. Serve as a spread with a crackers and cheese platter.

Yogurt. Create a yogurt and granola parfait that includes layers of blueberry compote.

Vanilla pudding. Serve alongside a dish of vanilla pudding.

Cakes and cupcakes. Compote makes the perfect topping and filling for your favorite cakes and cupcakes.

Homemade biscuits. Make a batch of homemade biscuits and serve alongside blueberry compote.

French toast. Compote makes a delicious and visually appealing topping for French toast.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Following are frequently asked questions that relate to blueberry compote recipe. If you have a question that’s not asked here, feel free to drop it in the comments box below and we’ll be happy to answer it.

Is blueberry compote healthy?

Blueberry compote can be considered healthy, depending on your dietary restrictions. There is sugar in our recipe so if your dietary restrictions eliminate sugar, you’ll want to use your favorite sugar substitute. Blueberries alone have a variety of health benefits.

Can I put maple syrup in a compote?

Yes, maple syrup can be used as a one-to-one sugar substitute in your blueberry compote recipe.

What can I serve with blueberry compote?

There are so many delicious things that can be served with blueberry compote. It’s so versatile. Here are a few ideas to get you started: oatmeal, pancakes, waffles, crepes, toast, French toast, ice cream, yogurt, cakes, cupcakes, and more.

Does it matter if I use fresh or frozen blueberries?

Fresh blueberries are preferred, but frozen blueberries will work too.

Can blueberry compote be frozen?

Yes, blueberry compote can be frozen in an airtight container or zipped freezer bag for up to three months.

How can I thicken my blueberry compote?

We recommend using a bit of cornstarch to thicken your blueberry compote. Mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of water to create a paste before adding it to the blueberry mixture. This will help to keep it from creating lumps.

How long does blueberry compote last?

Blueberry compote recipe will last up to 5 days in the refrigerator sealed in an airtight container. And it can last for up to 3 months in an airtight container in the freezer.

Can I use blueberries that are wrinkled in blueberry compote?

Using blueberries that are wrinkled is fine. It doesn’t make a difference for this recipe.

How do I use ​​blueberry compote for cheesecake?

To use blueberry compote on your cheesecake, just slice your cheesecake then add a drizzle of compote on top of each individual piece.

Can I use this recipe for canning?

No, we don’t recommend using this blueberry compote recipe for canning. The sugar content is not high enough for food preservation.

Is compote the same as jam?

No, compote and jam are two different things. Compote has a lower sugar content and is intended for immediate consumption. And jam has a higher sugar content for food preservation purposes and has a longer shelf life.  

Should I add powdered sugar to the compote?

No, there’s no need to add powdered sugar to the compote. Powdered sugar can act as a thickening agent and too much thickener can create a mess. We recommend using granulated sugar for best results.

Can I use frozen blueberries?

Frozen blueberries will work fine, but fresh blueberries are our preference. If using frozen blueberries, you might need to add some cornstarch as frozen blueberries tend to create more water when they’re cooked.

How long does blueberry compote last in the fridge?

Blueberry compote recipe will last up to 5 days when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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