A healthy blueberry compote made with fresh blueberries and sweetened with honey, this easy no-sugar dessert is so delicious!
Slow-cooked, soft, lightly sweetened blueberries, bursting with flavor. This healthy dessert is so delicious and it’s also very easy to make.
My late grandfather Jacob used to make compote for dessert. I was a kid last time I had it so exact details escape me.
But I remember that he used to cook the fruit for a very long time over low heat.
I also recall that his compote contained plums and raisins (this stewed prunes recipe reminds me a lot of grandpa’s compote).
I remember taking a spoonful and feeling the soft, sweet fruit melting in my mouth. It was so good!
Sadly, my grandparents did not leave any written recipes behind. So when I decided to make compote, I turned to the Internet.
Honey-sweetened blueberry compote
I found several recipes online and was intrigued.
I love creamy Greek yogurt. The idea of making a quick, simple topping for plain Greek yogurt was appealing. So were the short cooking time and the ultra-short ingredients list.
Most recipes I found use powdered sugar to sweeten the berries, and also to thicken the compote. Powdered sugar contains cornstarch that acts as a thickener.
But to keep this recipe healthy, I use just a little honey, with wonderful results. After all, berries are naturally sweet.
The ingredients you’ll need
You’ll only need three ingredients to make this amazing dessert! How cool is that? The exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below. Here’s an overview of what you’ll need:
- Fresh blueberries
- Vanilla extract
How to make blueberry compote
It’s so easy! Scroll down to the recipe card for the detailed instructions. Here are the basic steps:
- Add the three ingredients to a small saucepan.
- Heat them over low heat.
- Cook about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- When the blueberries become very soft and start to burst, remove them from the heat.
- Cool before serving.
Is this a healthy recipe?
I think it is. Blueberries are very healthy according to The Mayo Clinic and Harvard Medical School. And while honey is arguably not much better than sugar, I use very little of it in this recipe, relying mostly on the natural sweetness of the fruit.
How to serve blueberry compote
How long to keep leftovers
You can keep the leftovers in the fridge, in an airtight container, for 3-4 days. Enjoy them cold, or reheat them in the microwave, covered, on 50% power.
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- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Place the blueberries, honey and vanilla in a small saucepan and mix gently. Heat over low heat.
- Cook about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon, until blueberries are very soft and starting to burst.
- Take the blueberry compote off the heat. Allow to slightly cool and thicken, about 5 minutes. Serve alone, or as a topping.