Berry Compote

dairy-free; gluten-free & yeast-free

Enjoying fresh berries is ideal, but they easily go off and making them into compote ensures extended shelf-life and more versatility in usage.

2 cups (500 ml) fresh or frozen berries of choice
¼ cup (60 ml) honey
2 tbsp (30 ml) freshly-squeezed lemon juice, to taste
2 tbsp (30 ml) purified water

½ tsp (2 ml) pure vanilla extract or ½ vanilla pod, seeds only (optional)

Method

1.In a deep-sided saucepan, stir together berries, honey, lemon juice, and water.
2.Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring often. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3.Remove from heat; stir in vanilla, and, if desired, an additional tablespoon lemon juice. 4.Serve warm or cold.


Note

If a thicker consistency is desired, add 2 tsp arrowroot powder to the compote and simmer for 2 minutes.

Serving

Delicious served over crumpets; French toast or oat waffles; with a dollop of cream or cream cheese; home-made honey ice-cream or cashew nut cream

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