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5 from 3 votes

Easy Vanilla Pineapple Compote

Make this zesty sweet pineapple compote in just 15 minutes. It's great on waffles, pancakes, cheesecake, yogurt, porridge and more!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dips and Spreads
Cuisine: International
Servings: 10
Calories: 100kcal
Author: Kate Hackworthy | Veggie Desserts

Ingredients

  • 1 pineapple peeled, cored and cut into chunks (or 300g/ 2 cups pineapple chunks)
  • 100 g light brown sugar (3/4 cup lightly packed)
  • 115 ml pineapple juice (or water)
  • 1 tbsp lime juice or lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp dark rum optional
  • 1 tbsp cornflour cornstarch

Instructions

  • Add the sugar, pineapple juice or water and lime juice to a saucepan and bring to a boil over a medium/low heat.
    How to make pineapple compote: step2 - Add the sugar, pineapple juice or water and lime juice to a saucepan and bring to a boil over a medium/low heat.
  • Reduce the heat, add the pineapple chunks and simmer for 15 minutes to reduce slightly. 
    How to make pineapple compote - step 3: Reduce the heat, add the pineapple chunks and simmer for 15 minutes to reduce slightly.
  • Dissolve the cornflour/cornstarch in 1 tbsp of water and stir it in. Return to the stove and heat for 1 minute. 
    How to make pineapple compote: Step 4 - Dissolve the cornflour/cornstarch in 1 tbsp of water and stir it in. Return to the stove and heat for 1 minute.
  • Stir in the vanilla and rum (if using). Allow to cool (it will thicken further as it cools). 
    How to make pineapple compote: Step 5 - Stir in the vanilla and rum (if using). Allow to cool

Nutrition

Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 44.9mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.4mg