Blueberry Compote

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 8 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 4 ingredients

This Blueberry Compote is a fabulous way to eat blueberries. Not only is it delicious, it is fast, easy and high in antioxidants. Enjoy this compote spooned over vanilla ice cream or gelato!


Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water

Nutrition Facts

Calories

28 cals

Fat

0 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0 g

Monounsaturated Fat

0 g

Carbohydrates

7 g

Sugar

5 g

Fiber

1 g

Protein

0 g

Sodium

1 mg

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, bring the blueberries, lemon juice, sugar and water to a boil. Simmer and stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes or until the blueberries have broken down and the texture is thick. Taste for sweetness.

Chef Tips

Lemon juice acts like ‘salt’ in fruit desserts. A little lemon enhances the flavor of soft fruits, making strawberries more intensely ‘strawberrier’, and blueberries, ‘blueberrier’. If you have problems with a sore mouth or throat, and are worried about the lemon juice adding too much acidity, either cut it down, or cut it out until you have healed.

If you have a microwave, put the all the ingredients into a ceramic or glass bowl big enough to hold them 2/3 full. Cover with a ceramic or glass dish and nuke at high power for 90 seconds. Remove stir to mix, and cover again. Return to the microwave for another 20-30 seconds. Leave covered in the microwave to sit and steam for 5 minutes more to finish cooking.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our Registered Dietitian Kate Ueland, MS, RD, CSO, a board-certified specialist in oncology nutrition, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the  Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed.,  published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.


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