Strawberry Compote Recipe

Ripe strawberries make for a decadent and decadent fruit topping, perfect for pancakes, waffles, cakes, ice cream and cheesecake desserts alike. Simply prepare this simple fruit topping using fresh strawberries that have just been plucked from their stems!

This recipe requires just four ingredients – fresh or frozen strawberries, white sugar and lemon juice. For an elegant dessert with minimal effort!


Strawberrys at their prime make an outstanding fruit sauce or compote that’s sure to impress any guest! Simply combine fresh or frozen strawberries, sugar and lemon juice for the best result – an easy alternative to jam that works beautifully in various dessert dishes!

This versatile compote can be used on cakes, ice cream, waffles and pancakes, yogurt and oatmeal as a delicious topping and is easy to store for up to 2 weeks in the fridge before freezing for added convenience.

Strawberry Compote can be easily made at home using just three simple ingredients – strawberries, sugar and lemon juice! Perfect for summertime.

First, wash and chop the strawberries. They should be vibrant red in colour with fragrant notes, making it easier for you to prepare and thickening up your sauce more quickly.

Add strawberries, sugar and lemon juice to a saucepan and heat over low heat, stirring periodically until the berries soften and the sugar has completely dissipated.

If your strawberry compote becomes too thick, add a splash of water. This will thin it down while keeping all the strawberry pieces intact.

Once finished, remove your pan from the heat and allow to cool before refrigerating (although refrigeration will only increase its thickening effect). For an alternate route to warming it all through, try warming on your stovetop until all parts of it have warmed evenly.

Add other fruits for some added flavor and color; try raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, peaches, pears or cherries as extra options!

For optimal results in strawberry compote preparation, only use ripe strawberries as they contain more natural pectin than unripe ones. Otherwise, the sauce won’t thicken as quickly and may have an unpleasant bitter flavor.

Use various sweeteners in this compote, such as brown sugar, coconut sugar, maple syrup or honey to break down fruit pectin and add an extra sweet flavour.


Strawberry compote is an easy and delicious fruit sauce to create, perfect for pancakes, waffles, yogurt, ice cream and cheesecake. All it requires are four ingredients – strawberries, sugar, lemon juice and water!

Fresh or frozen strawberries work beautifully in this recipe, though for optimal results use strawberries that are of superior quality – bright red, firm, free from brown spots or any blemishes and free from brown spots or blemishes.

As strawberries simmer, use a wooden spoon to constantly stir the mixture to ensure their juices release evenly and that its cook evenly. Once it reaches your desired consistency, transfer to an airtight container for storage.

Once the compote cools, it will thicken naturally; if needed, use a combination of cornstarch and water to thicken. Add lemon zest for additional flavor enhancement.

Strawberries should be eaten when they’re at their ripest for optimal results; underripe fruit will have an unpleasant bitter flavor and won’t thicken as nicely. Be sure to wash and cut into even sizes pieces for optimal results.

To create the compote, combine strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice in a medium saucepan over low heat. Bring to a boil then reduce to low; stirring often until the berries soften and break apart into chunks of liquid that has thickened significantly – at this point remove from the heat and enjoy your treat!

Note: Depending on the sweetness of your strawberries, you may wish to adjust the sugar amount and orange juice accordingly. Doing this will keep the color vibrant while providing natural pectin to give a boost to the sauce.

Store this compote in an airtight glass jar and enjoy it over ice cream or with breakfast! You can prepare up to two weeks in advance; additionally, it freezes well – so save a few jars in your freezer for later!


This easy Strawberry Compote recipe uses fresh strawberries and is the perfect topping for cheesecake, cakes and ice cream – also makes an amazing breakfast topping over pancakes, waffles or french toast!

Compote is a sweet fruit sauce made of whole pieces of fruit cooked with sugar and sometimes citrus juices such as lemon or lime, similar to jam but without the thickening agents and with much lower amounts of sugar than its counterpart. Historically fruit compote does not typically use added thickeners and typically uses much less added sweeteners than strawberry jam.

To make fruit compote, all you need is fresh or frozen strawberries, sugar and lemon. The amount of sugar needed depends on their ripeness and how much water they contain already; all these ingredients should then be combined together in a saucepan over medium heat until all the sugar dissolves completely and starts simmering.

Regular stirring helps maintain a thick compote and avoid it burning on the bottom of the pan. If you prefer thinner compote, simply reduce its sugar amount accordingly – either cold or warm serving will still taste fantastic!

I love using strawberries from my counter or that have gone past their prime in this dish! Not only is it delicious, but you can even freeze some for future use!

Your options for topping this compote range from yogurt and granola, chia pudding or cakes. It makes an excellent addition to vanilla ice cream or strawberry shortcake and even works well as part of a breakfast plate like sourdough French toast or strawberry pancake!

Strawberry Compote resembles chunky fruit syrup in texture, making it suitable for many applications. Use it in yogurt, oatmeal, scones, ice cream and crepes!

This simple strawberry compote is enhanced with balsamic vinegar for extra depth of flavor, making this quick and simple recipe only require four ingredients! Additionally, this vegan dish can also be prepared without gluten.


Finish is the term used in cooking to refer to the end of a process of preparation or production. Oftentimes, this means producing something which appears or feels complete upon its final appearance or texture.

This recipe uses softened strawberries that have been lightly cooked to bring out their natural sweetness, creating a delicious topping for pancakes, waffles, yogurt and cheesecake desserts alike.

A compote is an upgrade from jam or thick topping with cornstarch in that its fruit-infused juices release their natural sweetness while only lightly cooked with sugar until its flavor develops further. Plus, its lower in both sugar and calories.

Make this dessert with any fruit you have on hand such as raspberries, blueberries or blackberries! It’s also an easy and tasty way to use up fresh or frozen strawberries that aren’t quite ripe yet!

Once combined, simmer the ingredients until all the strawberries have broken down into a jam-like consistency – this should take 8-10 minutes. Stir often as the compote cools off before refrigerating it for serving.

As it cools, this sauce will thicken and can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for two weeks or frozen up to two months.

Serve this compote as a delicious topping on top of cheesecake or vanilla ice cream for an ideal dessert during summer. Additionally, use it as an embellishment on pound cake or other summertime sweets!

Add an extra burst of citrus flavor by topping the strawberry compote with lemon zest or juice for an added burst. Lemon adds its zesty, citrus-y punch that really complements its taste in combination with strawberry.

Add even more dimension by swapping out lemon for orange juice; this homemade version of traditional store-bought compote can be enjoyed all year long!

Make this tasty strawberry compote quickly in either your Instant Pot or stovetop for breakfast, brunch, and dessert – sure to please all members of the family and only taking 15 minutes! It won’t last long either.

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