I really wonder how many people still make compote, like our parents used to when we were kids? I do this all the time. Usually I stock my freezer up with berries during the summer when the berries are at the peak of their flavor and at a reasonable price, then throughout the next couple of months I make compote or fruit flavored drink with them. You can make compote with any kind of fruit, be it an apple, pear, plum or a berry. I’m sure we all know how to make it, but just in case you don’t, here it is.
5 qts water
3 cups sugar (or to taste)
1 lbs berries (raspberry/blueberry/strawberry)
4-5 medium sized apples, cored and cut into medium sized pieces
Boil the water in a big pot. Add the sugar and apples. Let the apples cook for about 3-4 minutes. Drop the berries and boil for another 30 seconds. Turn off. Let cool to room temperature, then refrigerate and serve over ice.
If the berries don’t have enough acidity in them, I add juice of 1/2 lemon, but usually I don’t need to do this.
Bon Appetite & Happy Pinning!