Spoon in a jar of Simple Berry Compote beside fresh strawberries and cherries
4.76 from 50 votes

Simple Berry Compote

2-ingredient fruit compote that requires just 1 pot and 15 minutes! Perfect for waffles, french toast, sundaes, oatmeal, and more.
Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Category: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 Month (in ice cube trays)
Does it keep? 4-5 Days



  • 3 cups fresh or frozen fruit (I used 1/2 strawberries, 1/2 bing cherries)
  • 3 Tbsp orange juice


  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp fresh or ground ginger
  • 1 tsp raw sugar
  • 1 tsp chia seeds (add after removing from heat)


  1. Place fruit and juice in a small saucepan and bring to medium heat.
  2. Once bubbling, reduce heat slightly and use a wooden spoon to muddle and mash the fruit.
  3. Continue cooking over medium-low heat for 10-12 minutes, occasionally mashing fruit to combine.
  4. Remove from heat and transfer to a clean jar or container to cool thoroughly. Store in the fridge and reheat to serve with french toast, waffles, pancakes, oatmeal, ice cream sundaes, and more.


*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 6)