Raspberry Compote (Quick & Easy)

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Looking for a delicious and simple way to make your own raspberry compote? Check out this easy recipe! It takes just a few minutes to make and you will be delighted with the results.

raspberry compote in spoon.

There is something about the taste of raspberries that just makes your mouth water. And when you add in the tartness of lemon, it’s a winning combination. This recipe for compote is simple to make and perfect for topping yogurt, ice cream, pancakes or waffles.

Compote is a dish that is made up of cooked fruit and sugar. The sugar helps to cook the fruit and also gives it a sweet flavor. There are many different types of compote, but they all have one thing in common- they are all made with cooked fruit.

The difference between a raspberry coulis and compote is that a fruit compote is cooked. Coulis is often used as a garnish while compote is usually served as a dessert topping or spread.

Making raspberry compote is a great way to use up overripe or extra raspberries. This recipe is simple and only takes a few ingredients. The result is a delicious, thick raspberry sauce that can be used on pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, or vanilla ice cream.

Ingredients

There’s only four basic ingredients needed for the recipe: raspberries, water, lemon juice, and sugar. That’s it!

ingredients for recipe.

You can use either fresh or frozen raspberries to make the sauce. A sugar substitute can also be used in the easy fruit compote to lower the calories and make it healthier.

Instructions

This raspberry topping is super simple to make and takes just a few minutes. The ingredients are just combined and simmered until thickened.

Combine ingredients

Combine the frozen or fresh raspberries, , water, lemon juice, and sugar into a medium saucepan.

all ingredients in saucepan.

Simmer

Place the saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir the raspberry mixture regularly while bringing to a simmer.

simmering the compote ingredients in saucepan.

Thicken

Allow the simple raspberry sauce to simmer for about 8 to 10 minutes until it turns into a thick sauce.

thickened compote on spoon over saucepan.

Tips

  • Change the sweetener. Use a keto sugar substitute for a low-carb raspberry compote. You can also replace the sugar with maple syrup or brown sugar for a richer flavor.
  • Remove the seeds. For a smoother sauce, you can pour the fruit compote through a mesh strainer to get a seedless sauce.
  • Make it thicker. If you plan to use it as a spread, you may want to add some cornstarch or tapioca starch so it will be thicker. You can even use one of the keto cornstarch substitutes for a low-carb spread.

Serving suggestions

This simple raspberry compote recipe is the perfect topping for desserts or breakfast foods. Use it as a delicious topping for french toast or angel food cake. It makes a great spread for toast and biscuits too.

Serve warm over ice cream then top with whipped cream for an easy sundae. You can also use it as a raspberry filling for chocolate cake layers.

overhead view of raspberry compote in jar.

FAQs

Before sharing the easy raspberry compote recipe, I want to cover some of the questions people often ask. If you have another question, be sure to ask it in the comment section below the recipe.

What is compote made of?

Compote is a sweet, thick fruit sauce that is typically made from stewed fruit. The most common fruits used for compote are apples, pears, and plums, but almost any type of fruit can be used.

How do you remove seeds from raspberry compote?

To remove the seeds from raspberry compote, you can use a mesh strainer. Simply pour the compote into the strainer and use a spoon to press on the solids to release the juices. The seeds will be left behind in the strainer.

What can you use to thicken compote?

There are a few different ways to thicken compote. One way is to add a thickener, such as cornstarch or tapioca starch. Another way is to cook the compote until it thickens on its own.

How long does homemade berry compote last?

Homemade berry compote will last in the fridge for up to one week. It’s best to store it in an airtight container or mason jar.

jar of raspberry compote with lemons and berries.

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Raspberry Compote

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword compote, fruit compote, fruit sauce, raspberry compote, raspberry sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 20kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh raspberries or frozen raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ¼ cup white sugar or sugar alternative
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

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Instructions

  • Combine raspberries, water, sugar and lemon juice in a saucepan.
  • Place over medium low heat and bring to a simmer, stirring regularly.
  • Simmer for 8-10 minutes until the raspberries thicken

Notes

Use a keto sugar substitute for a low-carb raspberry compote. You can also replace the sugar with maple syrup or brown sugar for a richer flavor.
For a smoother sauce, you can pour the fruit compote through a mesh strainer to get a seedless sauce.
If you plan to use it as a spread, you may want to add some cornstarch or tapioca starch so it will be thicker. You can even use one of the keto cornstarch substitutes for a low-carb spread.

Nutrition

Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 20kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.004g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 0.3mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.1mg
By on July 1st, 2022

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