This is the best Blackberry and Apple Compote, and it’s a delicious way to upgrade your breakfast!

The Best Blackberry and Apple Compote

This is the best blackberry and apple compote, and was the result of a happy hour rambling in the English hedgerows. From early September to mid-November the hedgerows are resplendent with these berries. There seems to be plenty for everyone, humans, birds, and woodland creatures!

Blackberry and Apple Compote

Gathering blackberries is a “slow living” activity giving pause for thought. There’s something deeply relaxing about lying in a field, soaking up the sun’s rays, contemplating how delightful it is. All the “must-dos,” the hustle and bustle of life just simply float away on a gentle breeze. Listening to the birds, breathing in the fresh air, and filling a bag with berries for later delights, seems the right way to live, if only for an afternoon!

Blackberry and Apple Compote

How do you cook Blackberry and Apple Compote?

It couldn’t be easier.

  • Gently rinse the berries
  • Place in a pan with all the other ingredients
  • Bring to the boil, turn down to a simmer and cook until the fruit is tender
  • That’s it!
Blackberry and Apple Compote

What other fruit or substitutions can I use?

You can leave out the pears and plums if you like and just use apples and blackberries. Feel free to add:

  • any stone fruit – apricots, peaches, nectarines, etc
  • pears
  • other berries
  • nutmeg
  • allspice
  • a splash of liquor such as Calvados or Rum
Blackberry and Apple Compote

What Equipment do I need?

How long does the Blackberry and Apple Compote keep and can I freeze it?

It keeps for a good 4 days in the fridge.

Yes, you can freeze it, although it will be a little mushier when thawed. I don’t especially mind this, but it’s something to be aware of.

The Best Blackberry and Apple Compote

The health benefits of Blackberries

Blackberries are not only delicious but also packed with various nutrients and health benefits. Here are some of the potential health benefits of blackberries:

  • Rich in Antioxidants: Blackberries are high in antioxidants, such as anthocyanins, which help protect the body against oxidative stress and inflammation. These compounds may contribute to reducing the risk of chronic diseases.
  • Vitamins and Minerals: Blackberries are a good source of essential vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese, and folate. Vitamin C is important for immune function, while vitamin K is crucial for blood clotting and bone health.
  • Fiber Content: Blackberries are rich in dietary fiber, which is beneficial for digestive health. Fiber can help prevent constipation, regulate blood sugar levels, and support weight management by promoting a feeling of fullness.
  • Heart Health: The antioxidants and fiber in blackberries may contribute to heart health by reducing inflammation and supporting healthy cholesterol levels. The potassium content in blackberries also helps maintain healthy blood pressure.
  • Cognitive Function: The anthocyanins in blackberries have been linked to potential cognitive benefits. Some studies suggest that these compounds may help improve memory and cognitive function.
  • Blood Sugar Control: The fiber content in blackberries, along with the presence of certain compounds, may help regulate blood sugar levels. This can be particularly beneficial for individuals with diabetes or those at risk of developing diabetes.
  • Cancer Prevention: Some studies suggest that the antioxidants and phytochemicals in blackberries may have anti-cancer properties. These compounds may help inhibit the growth of certain cancer cells and reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancer.
  • Skin Health: The vitamins and antioxidants in blackberries can contribute to skin health. Vitamin C, in particular, is important for collagen synthesis, which helps maintain the skin’s elasticity and youthful appearance.
  • Eye Health: The presence of anthocyanins in blackberries is associated with potential benefits for eye health. These compounds may help protect the eyes from oxidative damage and reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration.

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Blackberry and Apple Compote

A delightful compote to use and enjoy Fall fruit.

  • Author: The Well Fed Yogi
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: dessert, breakfast,
  • Method: stove top
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients


Scale

1 1/2 cups blackberries,

1 pear, peeled, cored, and cut into chunks

2 plums, stoned and cut into large chunks

2 small apples, peeled, cored and cut into chunks

Zest and juice of an orange

Zest and juice of 1/2 a lemon

1 1/2 tablespoons date syrup


Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients in a pan, bring to a boil, turn down to a low simmer and partially cover the pot. Stir well. Simmer gently until the fruit is tender., stirring occasionally, approximately 10-15 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat. Use immediately, or allow to cool, then store in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Keywords: fruit, compote

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