Blackberry compote is a luscious and versatile sauce that celebrates the natural sweetness of blackberries in a delightful way. With minimal ingredients and simple preparation, you can create a flavorful compote that is both versatile and delicious. The juicy blackberries, simmered with a touch of sweetness, break down into a thick and fruity sauce that can be used in various ways. Whether drizzled over pancakes, swirled into yogurt, or used as a topping for desserts, blackberry compote offers a burst of vibrant flavor that will elevate your dishes. Embrace the simplicity of making this versatile sauce and savor its deliciousness with every spoonful.

Easy Blackberry Compote

Kate Hackworthy from Veggie Desserts
This simple Blackberry Compote is made with just 3 ingredients in 15 minutes! It's healthier than jam and great on cheesecake, yogurt, pancakes and more! It tastes out-of-this-world good.
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Ingredient
Servings 6 servings


  • 2 cups blackberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp water


  • Add the blackberries, sugar, lemon juice and water to a pot, stir and bring to the boil.
  • Allow it to boil for about 5 minutes, stirring often to stop it from scorching.
  • Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer and bubble for 10 minutes. It will thicken further as it cools.
  • Serve warm or allow to cool and store in a sterilized jar in the fridge for up to 5 days (or freeze for up to 2 months).


For a thicker compote, you can stir 1tsp cornstarch mixed with 1 teaspoon water (called a 'slurry') into the compote at the end of cooking and cook for a further minute. This won't affect the taste or look of the compote but will thicken it.
Fridge: Keep in a sterilized jar for up to 2 weeks.
Freezer: Store the completely cooled compote in a freezer-safe bag or container for up to two months.
This recipe came from Kate Hackworthy at the Veggie Desserts blog.

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