Blackberry compote

Nutritional Benefits

  1. Rich in antioxidants: Blackberries are packed with antioxidants that help protect the body against damage from harmful free radicals.
  2. High in fiber: Blackberries are a good source of dietary fiber, which aids in digestion and helps maintain a healthy weight.
  3. Vitamin C powerhouse: Blackberries are loaded with vitamin C, an essential nutrient that boosts the immune system and promotes healthy skin.
  4. Brain-boosting properties: Blackberries contain compounds that have been linked to improved cognitive function and memory.
  5. Heart-healthy: Blackberries are low in calories and contain heart-healthy nutrients like potassium and fiber, which can help reduce the risk of heart disease.


  1. 2 cups fresh blackberries
  2. 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  3. 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  4. 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  5. 1/4 cup water

Processing Steps

  1. Step 1: In a saucepan, combine the blackberries, sugar, lemon juice, and water.
  2. Step 2: Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  3. Step 3: In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch with a tablespoon of water to create a slurry.
  4. Step 4: Add the slurry to the blackberry mixture and continue to cook until the compote thickens, about 5 minutes.
  5. Step 5: Remove from heat and let cool before serving.

Tips and Recommendations

- Serve the blackberry compote warm or chilled, depending on your preference.
- Use the compote as a topping for pancakes, waffles, yogurt, or ice cream.
- You can adjust the sweetness of the compote by adding more or less sugar according to your taste.
- Store any leftover compote in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
- Experiment with adding spices like cinnamon or nutmeg for extra flavor.
- When shopping for blackberries, choose ones that are plump, firm, and deeply colored.
- Wash the blackberries just before using them to prevent them from becoming mushy.
- To easily remove any seeds, strain the compote through a fine-mesh sieve before serving.
- Enjoy the natural sweetness of the blackberries by reducing the amount of sugar in the recipe, or replace it with a natural sweetener like honey or maple syrup.

Shopping List:

  1. 2 cups fresh blackberries
  2. 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  3. 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  4. 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  5. Water
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