A wonderfully healthy and delicious topping for your favorite breakfast, dessert, or (best of all) ice cream!
1 lb. frozen mixed berries
Zest of 1 lemon or 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
¼ cup granulated sugar
1. Add frozen berries, sugar, and lemon zest or juice to a medium saucepan and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture comes to a rapid boil.
2. Reduce heat to medium and continue to cook, stirring regularly, until the mixture begins to thicken and reduce in volume. This will take about 15 minutes.
3. Remove from heat, allow compote to cool, and transfer to a jar. Refrigerate up to a week.
This compote would also be a wonderful substitute for maple syrup on a stack of pancakes… But I’d have to say that my favorite use for it is spooned over a warm generous slice of Baked French Toast Casserole!
The compote can be kept in the refrigerator for up to a week. Warm in the microwave, when ready to use, if desired.