Use frozen berries to make Frozen Mixed Berry Compote, any time of year. So good served warm on vanilla ice cream! Garnish with berries and fresh mint!

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Compote is one of my favorite desserts to serve, because it’s simple, fresh, and …. lovely!

It’s definetly a summer dessert!

Frozen Mixed Berry Compote

But with this Frozen Mixed Berry Compote recipe today, using frozen berries, you can make it any time of year!

I love keeping frozen berries in my freezer … just in case company stops by! :)

It’s also DELISH for breakfast. Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes with Berry Compote is great for brunch! You can also make compote in the pressure cooker! Try Pressure Cooker Blueberry Compote.

What is compote?

Compote is a fruit preserved or cooked in syrup. It’s basically a homemade jam.

What is the difference between jam and compote?

When jarred, the pulp of the fruit remains in the mixture and is not strained. It’s on the runnier side, so basically, compote is either a syrup with fruit in it or a fruit puree. Jam is fruit boiled in its own juice or water, reduced down and sticky.

What is compote used for?

Compote is a dessert topping, with whole pieces of fruits that are cooked with oil or butter, and with sugar and spices (or in my recipe, vanilla and orange).

Also try my Buttermilk Waffles with Pear Compote (super yummy in the fall).

How long does berry compote last?

Good question. Which is why I love to keep compote stored in my fridge. It keep for 2 weeks!!

But you can keep a compote longer if you freeze it in a plastic container. Then defrost only as much as you need.

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“It’s been said a million times that the most important things aren’t things. But if we’re not careful, it seems, many of us find ourselves overwhelmed by all the stuff we have to manage, instead of focused on what we’re most passionate about–writing or making or painting or connecting with people. I want the stuff in my life to be light, easily managed, simple, so that the best of my energy is free for people, dreams, creativity … so that we can make memories around the table … “ —Shauna Niquist

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Sometimes I’m nervous (we’ve never had these people into our home before … what will they think?), but sometimes not.

That said, here’s an easy dessert to serve! You can make the compote ahead of time, and have it ready in your fridge!

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Frozen Mixed Berry Compote

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 8
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  • 1/4 cup avocado oil or butter
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar, or dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 large orange, juiced
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 cups of frozen mixed berries


  • In a medium sauce pan, heat oil, coconut or brown sugar, and orange juice. Mix until the sugar dissolves, then add in the vanilla and frozen berries. Bring to a slight boil over medium heat and begin reducing until berries are thick and syrupy—stirring occasionally.
  • Reduce for 20-23 minutes, if a lot of water from the frozen berries. Remove the sauce from heat when the berries reach your desired consistency—more time equals a thicker compote.
  • Serve warm over vanilla ice cream!
  • Garnish with berries and fresh mint! Enjoy!


Keep in fridge for up to 2 weeks!
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert
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