Berry Compote Topping Recipe
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Berry Compote Topping Recipe

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“This recipe is fantastic served over toasted slices of pound cake as well as warm-from-the-oven biscuits!” Try it over ice cream, too! Wanda Wedekind — West Frankfort, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 4 cups fresh strawberries, halved
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 2 cups fresh blackberries

Nutritional Facts

1/3 cup: 101 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in the water, lemon juice and syrup. Stir in the berries. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  2. Serve immediately or transfer to freezer containers. May be frozen for up to 3 months.
  3. To use frozen sauce: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Place in a saucepan and heat through. Yield: 6 cups.
Originally published as Berry Compote Topping in Simple & Delicious July/August 2009, p59

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zdb2010* User ID: 5656030 206307
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2012

"This is a keeper - soooooooo easy. I served for breakfast with yogurt and homemade granola. Makes lots so good to freeze."

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