Go Back
Blueberry Compote being spooned out of small bowl with silver spoon

Blueberry Compote

Blueberry Compote is an easy and sweetly delicious way to enjoy your love of blueberries. Put it on yogurt, pancakes, waffles, and more! This recipe uses frozen blueberries.

Course condiments
Cuisine American
Keyword blueberry compote recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 1 pint
Calories 45 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton - Simply Happy Foodie


  • 3 cups Frozen Blueberries, divided (you can also use fresh)
  • 2 Tbsp Water
  • 1 tsp Lemon Zest
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice, fresh
  • 1/3 cup Sugar Less if your berries are very sweet or if you want it less sweet. See Recipe note


  1. Put 2 cups of the blueberries and the water into a small saucepan. Gradually heat to a simmer, stirring occasionally.

  2. Add the sugar and lemon zest. Stir well.

  3. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, and mashing berries gently when they are softened.

  4. Add the lemon juice and stir.

  5. Add the remaining cup of berries and continue to cook mixture for another 10 minutes. Stir occasionally.

  6. Let cool and transfer to a jar. Store in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.

Recipe Notes

  • This recipe makes about 1 pint or 2 cups.
  • It will thicken as it cools, but won't be really thick. If you want it thicker, just use a Tablespoon of corn starch mixed with just enough water to make a loose paste, and stir into the hot compote near the end of cooking.
  • If you choose to decrease the sugar, you may want to decrease the lemon zest and lemon juice