I think I may have an obsession for blueberries… I originally bought blueberries for my son to snack on, and it has quickly become a favorite of mine. Especially when I want something sweet and don’t want the calories that come with it. I now keep a mandatory stash of blueberries in my freezer. It’s something about the cold, sweet, and sour taste that satisfies my taste buds perfectly.
Since I recently bought a large bag of blueberries from Costco, I had plenty on hand to experiment with. So, I made a compote and used it to top off my Banana Oat pancakes, and it was a delicious pairing. I can totally see this going with Greek yogurt, ice cream, or cheesecake. So many possibilities… The ingredients are really simple: blueberries, lemon juice, lemon zest, vanilla extract, sugar, water, and cinnamon (not pictured).
I got distracted when my son started singing from the bathroom after he finished. He’s a real character! He hasn’t been potty-trained for too long so I only have a short window before there may be a mess to clean up. I totally forgot about the cinnamon. Once I got back to business, I could hardly keep my son out the way to get these photos. Peep the photo below as he definitely stole my last few blueberries. Yeah, and eventually a lemon slice appeared in his mouth.
Anytime I’m in the kitchen, he knows Mommy is up to something sweet… and he just follows me everywhere! Everywhere! I know you Mom’s understand what I’m talking about. LOL
Anyway, I’ll look at it as bonding time for now. If you try this recipe let me know what think. Would you like to see a dessert using this Blueberry Compote? Leave your suggestions in the comment section.
Peace and Love!
- 2 cups frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup Turbinado Sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 cup water
- zest from 1 lemon
- juice from half a lemon
- dash of cinnamon
- Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan and bring to a boil.
- Simmer for 20-25 minutes until the sauce reduces in size. Stir occasionally to make sure the sauce isn’t burning at the bottom.
- Remove from heat and let it cool to desired temperature.