A blueberry raspberry compote, like other fruit compote, is very easy to make. It’s a very versatile topping or filling you can have on hand for a variety of purposes.
You can use a blueberry raspberry compote on top of pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, ice cream, and more. Or you can use it to stuffed pastries such as for a donut filler, or even as as a pie filling.
This blueberry raspberry compote recipe calls for a little bit of cornstarch, which acts as a thickening ingredient. You don’t need it for all fruit compote but it’s nice to have with a raspberry compote, which can get a little liquidy.
The raspberry with blueberry compote is a good combination but you can use other berries as well, such as blackberries or strawberries. in this mixed berry compote, we had a dash of cardamom. But if you don’t have that on hand other herbs that pair nicely with these berries include nutmeg, cinnamon, basil or thyme.
The trick to making a delicious mixed berry compote is to not cook it too long. Otherwise it becomes a sauce. But you do want to let it simmer for a good amount of time until the blueberries and the raspberries soften and burst. But the ideal berry compote will still have hearty chunks of fruit like a jam.
A raspberry and blueberry compote would be an ideal topper for Mini Popovers in Muffin Tins.
Blueberry Raspberry Compote
- 1 Sieve
- 1 Sauce Pan
- 1 Mixing Spoon
- 1 Small Serving Bowl
- 1 cup Blueberries
- 1 cup Raspberries
- 1 Tbl Lemon Juice
- 3 Tbl White Sugar
- 1 tsp Cornstarch
- 1 Tbl Water
- 1/2 tsp Cardamom
- Wash the blueberries and raspberries in a sieve.
- Add blueberries, raspberries, lemon juice, sugar, cornstarch, water and cardamom to a sauce pan. Heat slowly over medium low heat. (If you don't have cardamom, you can substitute nutmeg or cinnamon.)
- Let the mixture simmer about 10 minutes, or until the berries are softened, but sill have some chunks.
- You can use a blueberry raspberry compote to top pancakes, waffles, ice cream, oatmeal and much more. The mixture will keep in the refrigerator about two weeks.
You can store your raspberry blueberry compote compote in the refrigerator for about two weeks so you can have it on hand for a variety of uses. The shelflife of most homemade fruit compotes is about two weeks refrigerated.
You can serve mixed berries compote cold, room temperature, or you can reheat it and serve it hot. You can freeze homemade blueberry raspberry compote for up to 3 months.
How do you make compote less sour?
If you have compote that is on the sour side with acidic fruits or the lemon juice, you can simply add more granulated sugar to offset that sourness by adding more sweetness.
What flavors go well with raspberries?
Flavors that pair well with raspberries include chocolate cinnamon, cloves, ginger, lemon, orange, and vanilla. Other fruits that go along with raspberries include apricots, blackberries, blueberries, fix, peaches, pears, plum, and pineapple.
What savory flavors go with blueberries?
Blueberries have a sweet sour taste and they go well with other flavors that complement that such as lemon, cinnamon, maple syrup, mint, and fruits. If you’re looking for savory flavors that may go with blueberries, try salami, pastrami, and bacon.
What herbs pair well with raspberry and blueberries?
Herbs that pair well with raspberries and blueberries include cloves, allspice, mint, ginger, and nutmeg.
Can you overcook a compote?
A mixed berry compote does take a little while to simmer on the stove. But you can overcook it. You don’t want your blueberry raspberry compote to cook too long or it will turn into a sauce.