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Microwave Strawberry Compote

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 2 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 3 ingredients

Microwave is the best way to cook this super-quick compote. Eat it on its own with some yogurt or spooned over a slice of simple pound cake for an easy dessert. It’s also a...

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  • 2 cups strawberries, washed and hulled, or 1 (10 ounce) bag frozen strawberries
  • 2 teaspoons sugar, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon water
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Nutrition Facts


114 cals


1 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

0 g


28 g


19 g


6 g


0 g


4 mg


  1. Place the strawberries in a microwave-safe ceramic or Pyrex bowl and sprinkle with the sugar and water. Cover with a ceramic plate and cook at high power for 2 minutes (or 3 minutes if using frozen berries).
  2. Remove from the microwave and uncover carefully, as there will be steam. Stir the fruit to mix. Cover with the plate again and return to the microwave. Cook at high power for 1 minute more, then leave it covered in the microwave to steam for 5 to 10 minutes. Serve immediately or refrigerate for later use.

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