This Blueberry Compote is a fabulous way to eat blueberries. Not only is it delicious, it is fast, easy and puts this antioxidant-rich summer fruit back on the menu for those whose cancer treatment has put them on a neutropenic diet. Better yet, anyone and everyone can enjoy this compote spooned over vanilla ice cream or gelato, so give it a try.
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.
Ann's Tips and Tricks
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.