A rich, berry 'soup' ideal to accompany pancakes, topping for ice cream, a spoonful alongside a baked cheesecake... the choices are limitless!


  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 Tblsp pure maple syrup

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 2 cups berries* - fresh or frozen - I also added a sliced fresh peach and a sliced fresh nectarine


  • 1.

    Place sugar and water in saucepan & bring to a simmer.

  • 2.

    Cook for around 5 minutes, until bubbles get 'syrupy' (medium to large)

  • 3.

    Add fresh (or defrosted) berries and stone fruit, if you're using them.

  • 4.

    Simmer for 2-3 minutes.

  • 5.

    Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (6 servings)

  • Energy 179kj
  • Fat Total 0g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Protein 0g
  • Carbohydrate 45g
  • Sugar 43g
  • Sodium 2mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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This is best made when berries are getting towards the end of their season.
Blueberries, strawberries, boysenberries, raspberries make excellent compotes.
Creative Gourmet also (conveniently) package and freeze a variety of berries which are great if you want the flavour out of season!

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