Easy Frozen Berry Compote made with just 3 ingredients! A bag of frozen mixed berries, some sugar and a lemon. Use to top your favourite breakfasts and desserts like oatmeal, yogurt, pancakes and cheesecake!
PREP TIME: 5minutes
COOK TIME: 30minutes
TOTAL TIME: 35minutes
32 oz (900grams)frozen mixed berries
½ cup (100grams)white or cane sugar
1mediumlemon, zest and juice
Add the frozen berries and sugar to a pan.
Finely zest the lemon, then cut it in half and juice it. Add both the zest and juice to the pan with the berries and sugar. Do not add any liquid, other than the lemon juice.
Turn the heat to medium and wait until the berries have mostly defrosted. Give it a good stir, bring to a gentle simmer and let it cook away uncovered until reduced by half. Stir occasionally. You will be able to see when it has reduced enough by looking at the berry juice marks on the side of the pan. It will take a good 30 to 35 mins and will still look quite liquidy when done.
Once ready, turn off the heat, allow to cool then transfer to a sealed container or jar and refrigerate. It will thicken up a lot as it cools.
Storage - Store in a sealed container or jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Fruit compote can also be frozen for up to 3 months. Defrost in the fridge overnight before using. Serve cold, or warm gently in a small pan on the stove or in a microwave.Success tip - The lemon in this recipe is important so don't consider skipping it. It works with the pectin in the berries to thicken the compote.