Discover the simple pleasure of this Blueberry Fruit Compote. It's a recipe that brings out the best in blueberries with a touch of lemon... while keeping things low carb by using monk fruit sweetener.
It's an easy-to-make, deliciously satisfying addition to low carb crepes, keto waffles, yogurt and a slew of other breakfast choices.
This recipe is: LOW CARB and GLUTEN-FREE.
Inspiration for this Blueberry Fruit Compote Recipe:
Is this blueberry fruit compote recipe low carb or keto-friendly?
This Blueberry Fruit Compote has been made with a low carb lifestyle in mind, thanks to the use of monk fruit sweetener, which replaces traditional sugar.
While it is a more low-carb option, it's important to enjoy it in moderation due to blueberries' natural sugars and carbs. As for being keto-friendly, it's a bit more complex. Blueberries' inherent sugar and carb content means that this compote might not strictly align with the keto diet's very low carb limits.
Here's what I think: it's a delicious treat for anyone following a low carb diet. But, as with all treats, moderation is the key. Would I eat this while in ketosis? No.
What are the ingredients to make this Blueberry Fruit Compote recipe?
Blueberries: Without the blueberries, we wouldn't be making this compote! You can use fresh or frozen blueberries.
Monk Fruit Sweetener: This low carb sweetener is used to replace refined sugar. If you don't have or like monk fruit sweetener, use a different low carb sweetener of your choice.
Lemon Juice: This makes the blueberries' flavor "pop." The lemon is a perfect pairing with blueberry.
Lemon Zest: Contributes an additional layer of citrus freshness, elevating the overall taste of the compote.
Salt: Just a pinch to enhance and bring out the natural flavors of the other ingredients. As with all recipes, add the seasoning and then taste and adjust.
Water: Can be added if needed, especially when using fresh berries, to adjust the consistency of the compote. I typically do not use water when the berries are plump and fresh.
Can I add different fruits to this compote?
Feel free to get creative and add other low carb fruits to the compote. Berries like strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries can complement the blueberries beautifully. Just keep in mind the carb content of each fruit if you're strictly monitoring your carb intake.
What other low carb berries would be good as a compote?
In addition to blueberries, other berries like raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries are excellent choices for a low carb compote. They offer a variety of flavors and are also low in carbs, making them suitable for a low carb diet.
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How to Make Your Own Blueberry Fruit Compote Recipe
To make your own Blueberry Fruit Compote, start by combining blueberries, monk fruit sweetener, a dash of lemon juice, and a sprinkle of lemon zest in a saucepan. If needed, especially if using fresh berries, add a small amount of water to the mixture.
Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a gentle simmer. As the blueberries start to soften and burst, stir the mixture occasionally, mashing some of the berries slightly if you prefer a smoother texture. If the compote is too thick, a bit more water or lemon juice can be added to achieve the desired consistency.
Taste the compote as it cooks and adjust the sweetness or tartness to your liking by adding more monk fruit sweetener or lemon juice. Once the compote has reached your preferred thickness, remove it from the heat and let it cool. This compote can be served either warm or cold. Enjoy!
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I've tried to highlight some of the key points in this blueberry fruit compute recipe so that you can recreate it right in your own kitchen. If you have questions, please ask in the comments!
What if I make this blueberry fruit compote too thick?
If your compote turns out too thick, simply thin it by stirring in a little bit of water or lemon juice over low heat until you reach your desired consistency. This is an easy fix that won't significantly alter the flavor of the compote.
My blueberry compote tastes too tart. What can I do?
If your compote is too tart, you can balance the flavor by adding a bit more monk fruit sweetener. Start with a small amount, stir well, and taste as you go until you reach the perfect balance of sweetness. Remember, it's easier to add sweetness than to take it away.
Storing, Freezing, and Reheating Blueberry Compote
Storing: To store your blueberry compote, let it cool to room temperature after cooking. Then, transfer it to an airtight container and refrigerate. Properly stored, it can last in the fridge for up to a week. The chilled compote is perfect as a cold topping or can be gently reheated on the stovetop.
Freezing: Freezing is an excellent option. Spoon the cooled compote into a freezer-safe container or bag, leaving a little space at the top for expansion. Label it with the date, and it will keep well for up to 3 months. Thaw the compote in the refrigerator overnight when you're ready to use it.
Reheating: To reheat the compote, simply transfer the desired amount into a saucepan and warm it over low heat, stirring occasionally until it reaches the desired temperature. If it's too thick after being refrigerated or frozen, a splash of water or lemon juice can be added during reheating to thin it out.
This Blueberry Fruit Compote Is a Great Topping for These Recipes:
Crisp Keto Waffles: Elevate breakfast with this compote on some Crisp Keto Waffles, where the contrast of crunchy waffles and the juicy compote creates a delightful experience.
Golden Keto Crepes: Drizzle the compote over these delicate Golden Keto Crepes for a taste of France, but made in your own kitchen!
Airy Keto Pancakes: Transform these fluffy Airy Keto Pancakes into a delicious breakfast or brunch option by adding a spoonful of compote and a bit of melty butter... simply amazing!
No-Bake Keto Cheesecake: Yes... a pairing made in culinary heaven. The blueberry compote is the perfect counterbalance to the light-as-air cheesecake.
Gluten-Free Keto Crepes (not low carb): For a special treat, top these Gluten-Free Keto Crepes with the blueberry compote, creating a delightful breakfast for those readers who a gluten-free.
Find Other Delicious Topping Recipes Like This Blueberry Compote:
Keto Whipped Cream: A dollop of this Keto Whipped Cream makes any baked breakfast or divine dessert just better. It adds a light sweetness that pairs wonderfully with various low carb and keto treats.
No-Sugar-Added Peach Compote (not low carb): For a different fruity flair, try this No-Sugar-Added Peach Compote. It brings a delightful, summery sweetness to pancakes, waffles, and more.
Traditional Blueberry Compote (not low carb): Experience the classic taste with our Traditional Blueberry Compote, perfect for those who aren't strictly low carb but still enjoy a burst of natural berry flavors.
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