Saturday, January 20, 2018

"Fresh" Berry Compote - Instant Pot

I ran across the idea to make berry compote to add to yogurt when searching for yogurt recipes. I've tried several and this is the one I settled on for Michael. I've seen it made with no sugar - but he likes sweet and it is going into tart yogurt. This could also be used on waffles, oatmeal, cheese cakes.....

1 lb strawberries
1 lb blueberries
1/4 C sugar
2 t lemon or orange juice

Optional add ins:

Put fruit in bowl and cover with sugar. Let sit for 20 min.

Add lemon juice.

Set Instant Pot for manual/high  - 1 min.

When it beeps; allow a 15 min natural release.

It will thicken some as it cools. I did simmer and add cornstarch the first time.

1. I use frozen fruit if I don't have fresh. . If you thaw the fruit and drain off some liquid first it works best.

2. If you have too much liquid, I simmer with a bit of cornstarch.

3. I mistakenly put 2 T of lemon juice in this batch and I liked it better.

4. Yes, it can be simmered on a stove instead of pressure cooked. Takes about 20 min, stir OFTEN. IP doesn't save time here - it allows me to walk off. LOL

4. Yes, any berry or stone fruit could be used.....I'm going to try strawberries and a couple of bananas next - omit the sugar. I must often use a lb of mixed berries and a lb of blueberries.

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