Maple Blueberry Compote

Ok, I know, blueberries are not a regular part of the Mediterranean Diet as they don’t grow in the Mediterranean, but they do grow in our backyard in Massachusetts.  And just like the other foods in a Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan, they are known for their many health benefits.  They are considered a superfood and have the highest antioxidant content of any fruit or vegetable.  They have potential benefits in reducing heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and blood pressure.  There are also numerous studies showing the benefits of eating blueberries for improving memory and brain function.   Maple blueberry compote is a great way to get more healthy, antioxidant blueberries in your diet.

Maple Blueberry Compote

Blueberry compote goes great on yogurt, granola, pancakes, ice cream, and even chicken.  It is super easy to make, 15 minutes from start to finish.  The most important tip for making an awesome batch of maple blueberry compote is to not boil the blueberries on too high of a heat.  You want your stove to be on medium heat, enough so the mixture will come to a boil, but not so hot that the maple syrup begins to caramelize.  It is also good to stir the compote at least a few times during the cooking process.

Maple Blueberry Compote

My favorite compotes are served warm with some sort of cream, but they are almost as good cold.  Compote will thicken up as it chills and if you cook it longer so it really thickens you will basically have a jam once it has been in the fridge for a few hours.  Then you can use it along with nut butter for a quick sandwich.  I am going to try to use it as a pie filling.  I will let you know how that goes!

Maple Blueberry Compote

Hope you enjoy the recipe!  Please rate and review and let us know what creative ways you used the compote!

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Maple Blueberry Compote

Maple Blueberry Compote

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 4
Calories 152 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 strips lemon peel (zest)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 lemon juice

Instructions
 

  • Add blueberries, water, maple syrup, zest and a small pinch of salt to a saucepan.
  • On a medium heat, bring blueberry mixture to a boil. Be careful not to bring heat too high as you don't want maple syrup to caramelize. Simmer so that they stay on a low boil for about 10 minutes. The longer you simmer, the thicker the sauce becomes. Using a spoon, pop any blueberries that haven't popped on their own. Remove lemon strips and stir in lemon juice.

Nutrition

Calories: 152kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 16mgPotassium: 152mgFiber: 2gSugar: 32gVitamin A: 40IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 1mg
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7 Comments

  1. April August 5, 2022 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    How much lemon juice? Recipe says only “1/2 lemon juice.”
    Half of a lemon? Half cup or half tablespoon of juice?

    • Winter LeBlanc September 30, 2022 at 2:17 pm - Reply

      Hi April, add the juice of 1/2 of a lemon. Sorry for the confusion.

  2. Lorna September 26, 2019 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    Has this recipe been successful using frozen blueberries? Thank you.

    • Bill Bradley, R.D. October 21, 2019 at 1:43 am - Reply

      Hi Lorna,
      It should work just as well with frozen blueberries. Bill

  3. Sara Schaeffer August 9, 2019 at 10:00 am - Reply

    I love this recipe. I used it to make healthy blueberry bars at the nursing home I work for. I also made them for myself. I love blueberries and always trying to find more ways to use them.

  4. Michele August 8, 2019 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    Can you tell us the nutritional values of this yummy looking compote? I am primarily wanting to know the carbs and sugar.

    Thank you Bill!

    • Bill Bradley, R.D. August 13, 2019 at 1:40 pm - Reply

      Hi Michele,
      A 1/4 cup of the blueberry compote has 76 calories, 19.6 g carbs and 16 g sugar.

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