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Mixed berry compote

This mixed berry compote recipe is low in added sugar. A delicious topping to desserts or pancakes or can be enjoyed on its own for a healthy breakfast. Can be made with frozen berries.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine British
Servings 4
Calories 87 kcal


  • Saucepan with a lid
  • Measuring spoons
  • wooden spoon


  • 450 g mixed berries fresh or frozen
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or agave syrup, or more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon water


  • Place 450g berries into a saucepan.
  • Add a cinnamon stick, a star anise, 2 tablespoons of maple syrup and stir to combine.
  • Pour in a tablespoon of water - this is to stop the berries from sticking.
  • Heat over a medium heat until the fruit is just starting to defrost. Stir well and then reduce the heat to low and cover with a lid.
  • Cook for 10-15 minutes until the fruit is fully defrosted* and warmed through but still holds its shape.
  • Remove the cinnamon stick and star anise before serving. Can be served hot or cold.


NB: if using fresh berries your compote will take a little less time to cook. It may also release less water.


Calories: 87kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 91mgFiber: 4gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 55IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 1mg
Keyword berry compote
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