Simple Berry Compote

Have you ever been to a waffle breakfast? This is a breakfast where the host serves hot waffles, and guests bring their favorite toppings. It’s a bit like a waffle bar and is quite nice.

What do you know? You should throw one yourself. If you decide to host one, make sure to stock up on this 2-ingredient compote. This is sure to be a favorite topping.

My friend, Lauren, made this compote for my waffle brunch. She used fresh blueberries and ginger from her garden. She’s really cool.

She taught me to make a compote, which I had never done before.

It’s simple. Throw in your favorite frozen or fresh fruit (berries, stone fruits, and kiwis work best), and add some juice to make a sauce. Add sugar if your fruit is too sour. Add ginger, cinnamon, or any other spice you like to give your fruit more flavor.

This version is perfect for summer. I used half cherries and half strawberries, with a splash of fresh orange juice, to add a citrusy touch.



  • We used half strawberries and half Bing cherries.
  • Orange juice, 3 tbsp


  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon ground
  • Fresh or ground ginger, 1/4 tsp
  • 1 tsp raw sugar
  • Add 1 tbsp Chia Seeds after removing the heat.


  • Place the fruit and juice into a small pan and heat it to medium.
  • Reduce heat and use a wooden spatula to muddle the fruit.
  • Continue cooking on medium-low heat for another 10-12 minutes. Mash the fruit occasionally to mix. At this point, turn off the heat and add any optional ingredients (cinnamon or ginger, sugar, or chia seeds).
  • Remove from heat, and then transfer the mixture to a clean container or jar to allow it to cool completely. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week, or freeze in ice-cube molds for up to a month. Reheat and serve with pancakes, waffles, or French toast.

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