This raspberry compote is so easy to make you’ll always want to have some on hand for whatever life throws at you! Because believe me, life is sweeter with this recipe in it. It takes less than 10 minutes to make, can be made with fresh or frozen berries, and is great for so many things.
Raspberry Compote is a great recipe with endless possibilities!
But now you probably want to know the secret ingredient? I don’t blame you…
First let’s look at the ingredient list: What do you need to make Raspberry Compote?
Just four things:
- Frozen or fresh raspberries
- Lemon juice
- Almond extract
So there you have it folks! Almond extract is the secret ingredient. But the real secret is, you only need a very small amount! Like barely half a teaspoon. This flavoring goes a long way so be careful when adding it in!
What can I use this delicious raspberry sauce for?
Well besides wanting to eat it by the spoonful, you have tons of options!
- Topping for a cheesecake or mini cheesecakes (Try it with my No Bake Cheesecake Jars!)
- Spooning over waffles, crepes, pancakes, or French Toast
- Ice cream sundae topper
- Granola and yogurt or parfait topper
- Cake or cupcakes filling
Have any more suggestions? Let me know in the comments!
It would even go good with my recipe for Peanut Butter Bread!
Can you make this compote thicker?
Yes you can thicken this raspberry compote by using cornstarch! Simply add about a tablespoon of cornstarch and a tablespoon of water together. Mix and add to your fruit mixture while it simmers.
Can you make it seedless?
To go seedless, simply strain this compote. But if you’re adding cornstarch, strain the compote and then add it back to the pot and add cornstarch.
Can you use other fruit?
For sure! You can make this compote with blueberries, apples, peaches, strawberries, blackberries, or even a mix of fruit. Experiment and see what you come up with!
How To Make Raspberry Compote:
Step 1: Measure out your berries in a saucepan.
Step 2: Add sugar, lemon juice, and almond extract.
Step 3: Cook on low-medium heat for 6-7 minutes, stirring constantly.
Step 4: Remove from heat and cool. The compote will thicken more as it cools.
Step 5: Eat!!
How long does fruit compote last?
Fruit compote lasts about 2 weeks in the fridge. It’s different then normal jam and isn’t meant to be stored for long periods of time. BUT it’s so easy to make, you can simply make a new batch every couple weeks!
- strainer optional
- wooden spoon
- measuring cups and spoons
- 2 cups raspberries fresh or frozen
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 1/4-1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Measure raspberries into a saucepan.
- Add sugar, lemon juice, and almond extract.
- Cook on low-medium heat for 6-7 minutes, stirring constantly.
- Remove from heat and cool. The compote will thicken more as it cools.