Blueberry Compote

4-ingredient blueberry compote elegantly tops your favorite breakfast waffles or pancakes. Make the compote a day or two ahead of time and refrigerate until needed.

Ricotta Pancakes with Brown Butter-Maple Syrup and Blueberry Compote
Photo: Hector Sanchez
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Makes 1 3/4 cups


  • 3 cups fresh blueberries (about 14 oz.)

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest plus 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice (about 1 lemon)

  • 1 tablespoon water


  1. Combine ingredients in a small saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high. Boil, stirring often, until blueberries break down, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve warm.

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