Make this quick and easy Blueberry Compote with 3 ingredients in just 15 minutes! Use fresh or frozen blueberries and enjoy it with yogurt, pancakes, waffles, toast and much more.
Blueberry compote is really easy to make, and so versatile! It's quick (ready in just 15 minutes) and you only need 3 simple ingredients.
To make it, just heat it all together until it thickens.
You can use it straight away, store it in the fridge for up to 5 days or freeze it.
Then enjoy this simple and delicious blueberry compote on pancakes, ice cream, oatmeal, yogurt, granola etc.. It's great for breakfast or dessert.
We make compote allll the time in my house. It's just so quick and a wonderful way to use up seasonal fruit. Plus, it tastes out-of-this-world amazing!
Think sweet, tangy and thick, with a wonderful texture from the whole berries. Utter bliss, I'm telling ya!
At the weekends, there's often a pot of fruit bubbling on the stove so we have compote for the week. If it's in season, it'll be on my stove being turned into compote at some point!
My favorite ways to enjoy it are in oatmeal or yogurt, while the kids love it on ice cream and pancakes. Soooo good.
Why you'll love this recipe
A tasty and versatile sauce.
Quick to make.
A great way to use up blueberries.
3 simple ingredients.
Many ways to use it.
Compote is similar to jam, but it has far less sugar and you can make it in just 15 minutes.
You can also easily make it in much smaller batches.
It doesn't last as long as it's not a preserve, but it never lasts long in my house anyway - there are just so many uses for it!
If you have more blueberries leftover from making this compote recipe, try the in Blueberry Popsicles!
Check out this list of the BEST Fruit Compote Recipes
This is SUCH a simple recipe - but so full of great taste. You only need a few ingredients.
Blueberries - use fresh or frozen berries. Both work perfectly.
Lemon juice - the tart lemon juice really brings out the flavor of the blueberries and cuts through the sweetness.
Sugar - you need far less sugar for compote than for jam. Just enough to sweeten the berries
Step by step tutorial
This is a really easy recipe. Follow these step-by-step photos for perfect results. Then, scroll down to the recipe card for the full ingredients list and method.
Rinse. the blueberries and pick out any debris.
Add the blueberries, sugar, lemon juice and water to a pot, stir and bring to the boil.
Allow it to boil for 5 minutes.
Reduce the heat to low and let the blueberry sauce simmer, stirring occasionally, and thicken for 10 minutes.
How to thicken compote: Fruit can have different moisture levels. If your compote isn’t thickening (keep in mind that it will thicken further as it cools), add 1 tbsp cornstarch stirred into 1 tbsp water (called a 'slurry'), stir it in and simmer for a few minutes. But usually, you don't need to do this. Blueberries and lemon juice have pectin in them, which naturally thickens it.
Serve this compote warm or cold.
You can make compote with fresh, frozen or canned fruit.
Storage and freezing
- Blueberry compote will last in the fridge for up to 5 days
- This compote can be frozen when it's completely cooled.
This is such a simple recipe that you can easily add some other flavors to make it extra special. Try these variations:
- Add 1 tsp vanilla or almond extract.
- Add a cinnamon stick.
- Try it with orange juice instead of lemon.
- For adults, add a shot or bourbon, rum or creme de cassis, stirred in at the end.
Uses for Blueberry Compote
There are many ways to use a tasty blueberry compote. Try it:
On ice cream
Swirled into yogurt
With pancakes (try it on my super-fluffy vegan pancakes)
Spread on toast
Spooned onto French toast
As a cupcake or cake filling
Get the recipe
Easy Blueberry Compote
- 2 cups (300g) blueberries fresh or frozen
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp water
- Add the blueberries, sugar, lemon juice and water to a pot, stir and bring to the boil. Allow it to boil for about 5 minutes, stirring often to stop it from scorching.
- Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer and thicken for 10 minutes. It will thicken further as it cools. If necessary, stir 1 tsp cornstarch into 1tsp water, add it to the blueberry compote and cook for a further minute.
- Serve warm or allow to cool and store in a sterilised jar in the fridge for up to 5 days (or freeze for up to 2 months).
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.