This easy mixed berry compote recipe with strawberries and blueberries contains no added sugar, is ready in 5 minutes, and is a delicious topping for pancakes, ice cream, yogurt and more!
Why we love this healthy berry compote
- Like my strawberry compote, this recipe is quick and easy.
- Naturally sweetened – no sugar needed!
- It’s a great recipe for wilting or tired looking berries, saving on food waste.
- Can be enjoyed for breakfast, dessert or a snack.
How to make sugar free compote:
- Wash your berries, chop the strawberries in half or quarter then add them to the pan with the blueberries and orange juice.
- Gently simmer for 5 minutes until the berries are tender.
- Enjoy warm or cold.
Gently heating strawberries and blueberries with orange juice brings out the sweet flavour of the berries meaning this compote doesn’t need any sugar.
Up to 4 days in a covered container in the fridge.
Yes you can! Freeze in individual portions and freeze up to 2 months.
A compote is a chunky sauce made out of fruit or vegetables, whereas a coulis is a thick smooth sauce where the fruits or vegetables are pureed.
You can use just strawberries, or add cherries, raspberries and blackberries. You might need to add a little honey or maple syrup when using these tart berries.
Yes you can, but they are often less sweet than fresh berries so you may need to add a little honey or maple syrup.
My Tips for Success
- This is a small batch recipe, but can easily be doubled or tripled.
- Don’t boil the berries for too long – heating them gently brings out their sweetness and flavour, but boiling it too long can take away some of that lovely berry flavour.
- Add some spice – a little vanilla or pinch of ground cinnamon is a delicious addition.
Uses for berry compote:
- Serve with muesli or sugar free granola with yogurt.
- Add to granola cups with yogurt.
- Serve on top of ice cream.
- Spoon on top of plain yogurt.
- Serve with pancakes, on banana waffles, or drop scones
This post was originally published in September 2018. It has been updated with more information and new photos. The recipe remains the same.
More Easy Fruit Dessert Recipes:
- 1 ½ c 180g strawberries and blueberries
- 1 tablespoon fresh orange/tangerine juice.
- Hull the strawberries, quartering the larger ones, halving medium ones.
- Place them in a small saucepan with the orange juice, then heat gently over a medium heat. Bring to a gentle simmer, and cook for 5 minutes.
- Enjoy warm or cold.
- Fridge – Keep in a covered container for up to 3 days
- Freezer – Freeze in portions for up to 3 months
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Deon Van der Walt says
Dear Robyn- 1st: thank you for sharing your nice and easy recipe! LOVE the pictures also! I’m living in the Western Cape in South Africa where we are still enjoying summer. I was looking for something to go with Madagascar (vanilla) ice cream when your recipe caught my eye. I used assorted frozen berries. The orange made it taste a tad to sour for me so I used Muscavado brown sugar and thickened it just a little with come corn flour. The taste came out exactly how I imagined it! Thanks again!
Thats so great to hear you enjoyed the recipe Deon! Love the idea of serving the compote with vanilla ice cream too 🙂 the perfect summer dessert! And thankyou for your lovely comments also!