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Strawberry Compote

Four ingredients are all you need to make this delicious, versatile strawberry compote. Grab some strawberries, a bit of sugar, and fresh lemon and you will have the most delicious fruity sauce perfect on top of ice cream, cake, pancakes, cheesecake, trifle, and more!

  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Cups 1x


Units Scale
  • Zest and Juice from One Small Lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 1lb (16oz) Strawberries
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar


  1. In a small bowl whisk together the cornstarch and lemon juice to create a slurry.
  2. In a large pot add all ingredients and cook over low-medium heat for 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently. You want to bring the mixture to a slight boil then, reduce the heat and continue to stir. The berries will naturally sort of break down, I use a potato masher to slightly mash some of the berries to create more of a sauce. The longer you cook it the more reduced it will become.
  3. Let cool completely then store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to one week.
  • Author: Elizabeth Waterson I Confessions of a Baking Queen
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: easy strawberry compote, strawberry sauce

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