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Blueberry Compote | Instant Pot Recipe

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This sweet, easy Blueberry compote cooks quickly in your Instant Pot to make a great fruity pancake sauce, ice cream or cheesecake toppings and more!

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❤️ Why you’ll love this recipe: This blueberry compote comes together with almost zero prep time, to make the perfect juicy texture and refreshing taste.

We love making fruit compotes in the Instant Pot. They work from fresh or frozen berries, and always end up adding a fresh fruity flavor to my meals.

You can use this fruity blueberry compote in so many delicious ways! Try it over pancakes, as a topping for Instant Pot Cheesecake or steel cut oats, or spoon over ice cream!

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What is a compote?

A compote is pretty simple: just fresh or frozen fruit cooked with a little sugar until it starts to break down into a sweet, syrupy fruit sauce. We added some lemon to brighten and a cornstarch thickener to make it the perfect consistency for using frozen berries.

INGREDIENTS YOU NEED

Here’s what you need to make this easy blueberry compote:

  • Blueberry. I prefer frozen blueberries for this as they break down into a lovely sauce. But you can use fresh if you prefer.
  • Sugar. Granulated sugar works best.
  • Lemon juice. Use freshly squeezed for best taste.
  • Cornstarch. This is a good thickener for compotes and sauces.
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How to make blueberry compote in a pressure cooker

This simple recipe works in any brand of electric pressure cookerincluding the Instant Pot, Ninja Foodi or Power Pressure Cooker XL.

This blueberry compote really is THAT easy! Just pour the blueberries, sugar and lemon juice into the pressure cooker, give it a good stir and turn on your pressure cooker!

When the cooking time is over and you release the pressure, stir cold water and cornstarch until smooth. Once smooth, then add the slurry to the pot, stirring constantly to mix the cornstarch.

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Choose Sauté and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly to avoid burning. (It should thicken quite quickly as the sauce gets quite hot.)

At this point you can serve immediately (which is perfect for ice cream if you like the melting contrast), or you can transfer it to a separate bowl and let it cool to room temperature. .

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Important tips for making blueberry compote

When thickening your blueberry compote with the cornstarch mixture, it is very important to stir the sauce all the time. The sugar and berries can easily burn if they are allowed to sit on the bottom.

It is also important to make sure the compote comes to a boil after you add the cornstarch. Otherwise, you may have an odd taste from uncooked starch. Again, it shouldn’t take too long.

The compote will thicken as it cools, so if you still think it’s too thin after adding the cornstarch, just let it cool a bit!

Keep in mind that it will also continue to thicken if you refrigerate or freeze it.

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Serving suggestion

Here are some of our favorite ways to serve this easy blueberry sauce:

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Frequently asked questions about blueberry compote

Can I use fresh blueberries?

Yes, you can use fresh blueberries instead of frozen if you like. Frozen berries release more liquid, so you need a little less cornstarch if you use fresh berries.

What is the best way to thicken blueberry compote?

In this recipe, our choice is to thicken the compote with a cornstarch slurry. But in our recipe for cherry compote from the Instantly Sweet cookbook, we use chia seeds to thicken the compote.

If you use chia seeds, I recommend spinning them in a clean electric coffee grinder to break them down first so they don’t stick to my teeth.

How long can I store homemade fruit compote?

Store the compote in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

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MORE recipes for compote and fruit topping

Try these other fresh fruit compote recipes next:


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Ingredients

  • 3 dl frozen blueberries

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

  • 2 tbsp cornstarch

  • 2 tablespoons of water

Instructions

  1. Add blueberries, sugar and lemon juice to a pressure cooker; stir to combine. Lock the lid in place and select High pressure and 3 minutes cooking time.
  2. When the cooking time is up, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes and then finish with a quick pressure release.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and water. Add compote to a pressure cooker. Bring to a boil with the sauté function, stirring constantly.
  4. Serve warm or place in a storage container and cool to room temperature. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutritional information:

Return: 8

Serving size: 2 tablespoons

Amount per portion:

Calories: 110Total Fat: 0gSaturated fat: 0gTrans fat: 0gUnsaturated fat: 0gCholesterol: 0 mgSodium: 2 mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 2gSugar: 24gProtein: 0g

Nutritional information is calculated by Nutritionix and may not always be accurate.

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published on August 13, 2022

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