Quick summer compote

Full of wonderful flavours and is equally delicious served hot or chilled

  • Prep:15 mins
    Plus cooling
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 83
  • fat 0g
  • saturates 0g
  • carbs 20g
  • sugars 13g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 1g
  • salt 0.01g


  • 500g mixed berries (blackcurrants, blueberries, raspberries, redcurrants, strawberries)
  • 50-85g/2-3oz golden caster sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2-3 sprigs of fresh mint or lemon balm


  1. If using strawberries, hull, halve or quarter to make them a similar size to the other berries. Tip all the fruits into a large pan with 2-3 tbsp water, sugar to taste and your choice of flavourings.

  2. Bring to the boil then simmer for 3-5 mins. Don't overcook, or the fruits will not hold their shape. Keeps in the fridge for up to 2 days, in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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