Saturday, August 6, 2011

Mixed Berry Compote

I love this....I really do. I serve it hot in a bowl with cream(just poured on or whipped), or over vanilla bean ice cream, or over angel food cake, or over pound cake, or or or or...you get the idea. It is just plan yummy and soooooooo easy and quick to make. I like serving it hot but you could serve it cold if you prefer. Honestly hot yummy berries over icecream...to DIE for.
You can also sprinkle a bit of cornstarch in to thicken it more and you can spread it on toast or muffins, or stir it into your oatmeal.

This is kind of a generalized recipe and you should feel free to alter the types/proportions of any and all berries.

Berry Compote

1 pint of strawberries cleaned, hulled and halved
1 pint of black berries
1 pint of raspberries
1/2 pint of blueberries
3 tbl (or to taste) of raw sugar (regular sugar will work too)
1/2 cup sherry

Add all to a saucepan and simmer on a low heat stirring often until the berries soften and breakdown into a sauce.

Optional additions: you can flavor this sauce with cinnamon, cloves, or similar spices to the compote. I prefer (for summertime at least) to leave out the spices and just leave the fresh berry taste.


Go get some berries right now and try this. It is so good you will be glad that you did.  I mean it, why are you still sitting there at the computer...go now.

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