You only need 3 ingredients and 15 minutes to make this delicious raspberry compote, using fresh or frozen raspberries. Keep a jar for topping pancakes, sandwiching between cake layers, spreading on toast and so much more. It’s so versatile and simple!
I love making raspberry compote and loads of other fruit compotes. My mango compote sings of summertime and I love it spooned over ice cream or scooped onto waffles. Come the colder months and I love making a winter spiced berry compote.
Compote only takes 15 minutes to make, and it’s a great way to use up fruit that’s getting old. It’s naturally vegan and gluten-free too! I love it spread on my fluffy vegan pancakes, as well as on vegan rice pudding.
What is compote?
Compote is fruit that’s cooked in syrup. It’s like jam, but you can make small batches and it’s much easier. Compote is a little less sweet and a little less thick. This allows the flavour of the fruit to really shine through. It’s great hot or cold, for breakfast or dessert.
Since medieval times, fruit cooked in syrup has been used as a dessert or spread and it’s still popular today.
Uses for raspberry compote
There are many ways to use a tasty raspberry compote. Try it:
- Spooned over ice cream
- Top a stack of pancakes
- Spread on toast
- Spooned onto French toast
- As a filling for cupcakes or muffins
- A topping for yogurt
- A flavour for milkshakes
- A filling for crepes
- A sweet fruit base for cocktails
- On oatmeal
It’s really easy to make compote. Here are a few hints and tips to make sure yours turns out perfectly.
- Raspberry compote should last in the fridge for up to 5 days
- Can be frozen
- How to thicken compote: Fruit can be finicky. If your compote isn’t thickening, add 1 tbsp cornstarch stirred into 1 tbsp water, stir it in and simmer for a further few minutes
- Serve it warm or cold
- Enjoy it for breakfast or dessert
- You can make compote with fresh, frozen or canned fruit, as well as some dried fruits
- Add spices, such as cinnamon, nutmeg or vanilla
- Try adding herbs such as basil or mint
- For grown ups, as splash of rum, bourbon or gin will make a grown up treat
How to make raspberry compote – step by step tutorial
Step 1: Add the raspberries (fresh or frozen) to a heavy saucepan with sugar, water and lemon juice. Bring to a boil.
Step 2: Simmer the compote for 10 minutes until it starts to thicken.
Step 3: Allow to cool slightly, then transfer to a sterilised jar.
Get the raspberry compote recipe
You only need 3 ingredients and 15 minutes for this versatile raspberry compote. Use it to jazz up pancakes, waffles, French toast, cakes, muffins, yogurt and more!
- 200 g raspberries (2 cups, fresh or frozen)
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp water
- Add the raspberries, sugar, lemon juice and water to a saucepan, 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 bubble for 10 minutes. It will thicken further as it cools.
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).
Store in a sterilised jar in the fridge for up to 5 days
Freezable (up to 2 months)
Sterilise the jar by running it through the dishwasher, or boiling it for 10 minutes