Slow Cooker Warm Berry Compote combines the best of fresh fruit with sugar, water, and cornstarch to make a dessert cuisine that will keep you wanting more. Make this easy recipe anytime you’re looking for a quick and versatile treat.
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What is berry compote?
Berry compote is a simple fruit sauce made with fresh or frozen fruit and sugar. It is typically cooked on the stove; however, cooking it in the slow cooker makes for some pretty easy and delicious mixed berry compote.
For this berry compote recipe, we will use fresh fruit and a few pantry staples to create a delicious dessert you and your family are sure to love.
- Fresh berries: Fresh blueberries, fresh blackberries, and fresh raspberries will simmer and break down to become delicious mixed berry compote.
- Orange: Zest and juice of the orange are used in this recipe. (You can also use another citrus zest such as lemon zest or lime zest.) You can use fresh lemon juice if that’s all you hand, though the orange juice will be less harsh and sweeter.
- Other Ingredients: Water, sugar, and cornstarch help create a berry sauce that’s slightly runny but also with texture.
Step One – Rinse and drain all fresh fruit and add it to the slow cooker.
Step Two – Sprinkle corn starch and sugar on top. Zest the orange and add it as well.
Step Three – Pour in water.
Step Four – Cook on HIGH for 2.5 hours. Stir to break up the fruit more if desired. Serve warm or cool. Enjoy!
How to serve berry compote
- Ice Cream: This cooked fruit goes perfectly as an ice cream topping. Vanilla ice cream would be my go-to choice, but you can pour it over any ice cream flavor of your choice. Don’t forget the whipped cream too!
- Waffles and French Toast: Serve a scoop of this mixed berry compote on top of waffles and/or french toast. Dash a bit of powdered sugar on top for a sweet finish.
- On cake: If you just so happened to make a pound cake or an angel food cake (or pick one up from the local bakery), add a bit of this berry sauce on top.
- Oatmeal: Add a spoonful of fruit compote on top of your next bowl of oatmeal.
- Yogurt: Easy mixed berry compote goes wonderfully with Greek yogurt. In addition to the compote, consider adding granola and chia seeds.
Yes! Frozen cherries, frozen raspberries, frozen blueberries, or any frozen fruit can be used in this recipe. Frozen mixed berries are an excellent choice when fresh summer berries are out of season.
When stored properly, up to a week.
No. It can be served warm, at room temperature, or cool.
You can use your favorite berries… fresh strawberries, peaches, cherries, or whatever is in berry season.
This delicious dessert is best stored in an airtight jar, similar to a mason jar. It will keep in the fridge for up to a week. You can also freeze it! Try storing it in an ice cube tray to make small portions.
Instead of white sugar, you can use maple syrup, brown sugar, cane sugar, stevia, etc.
Easily reheat on the stovetop or in a microwave (in 15-20 second spurts).
Slow Cooker Warm Berry Compote Recipe
- fruit zester (use a fine zester such as a microplane)
- 2 cups blueberries
- 2 cups raspberries
- 2 cups blackberries (or marionberry)
- 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 1 orange
- ¼ cup water
- Rinse and drain the berries, leave them wet, not need to dry them. Add to the slow cooker.
- Sprinkle over the sugar and corn starch. Zest the orange and add that to the berries. Squeeze the juice of the orange over the berries. Add the water.
- Cover and cook on HIGH For 2.5 hours.
- Stir and serve over ice cream. Or refrigerate and serve later.
- Frozen cherries, frozen raspberries, frozen blueberries, or any frozen fruit can be used in this recipe. Frozen mixed berries are an excellent choice when fresh summer berries are out of season.
- Instead of white sugar, you can use maple syrup, brown sugar, cane sugar, stevia, etc. Just add your favorite sweetener to taste for each one will have a different measurement.
- Easily reheat on the stovetop or in a microwave (in 15-20 second spurts).
- This delicious dessert is best stored in an airtight jar, similar to a mason jar. It will keep in the fridge for up to a week. You can also freeze it! Try storing it in an ice cube tray to make small portions.
Nutrition info is auto-generated. This information is an estimate; if you are on a special diet, please use your own calculations.