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  • Writer's pictureQuincy Barker

Dark Cherry Compote

Updated: Mar 16, 2021

Compote: French for mixture and derived from the Latin word compositus, meaning mixture.

Did you know that compote originates all the way back to Medieval Europe!? It was traditionally served as the last course of a feast.

It has also become a staple in Jewish households because it is easy to prepare, made from inexpensive ingredients and contains NO DAIRY! Woohoo!

Thanks, Wikipedia! Ok, now onto how to make it and how to use it!

Below are a list of some of the delicious ways you can use fruit compote:

  1. Ice cream

  2. Pancakes

  3. Waffles

  4. French Toast

  5. Yogourt

  6. Cake

  7. Cheesecake

  8. Oatmeal

  9. Cheese (dairy-free, obviously) & Crackers

  10. Pork

You can use any fruit you like to make compote and the fruit can be from fresh or frozen.

Dark Cherry Compote

(Recipe serves two. Feel free to double or triple the recipe)


  • 1 cup of cherries

  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon of cane sugar


1. Add all ingredients to a sauce pan.

2. Cook over low heat for 5-7 minutes until cherries are soft and liquid has slightly thickened.

3. Serve immediately if using on pancakes, waffles, or something warm. Let cool or chill in the fridge if using on ice cream, yogourt, whipped cream or something cold.

There are also many variations you could do when making a compote, such as adding herbs, fruit juice, zest or spices.

What is your favourite way to serve compote? Do you have any favourite variations? Share and comment below!


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