This Cherry Compote recipe is super easy to prepare and tastes fantastic served along with ice cream, yogurt, or even porridge. It’s also a good addition to make smoothies and other delicious drinks; and a lovely topping for almond or chocolate cake.
- 2 cups Fresh Cherries (pitted)
- 1/2 cup Granulated sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 4 tbsp Water
- Zest of a lemon
- 2 tbsp Brandy (optional)
- 1 tsp Cornstarch
- 1 tbsp Water
- Add pitted cherries, sugar, salt and water to a sauce pan and turn the heat on to medium. Once all the ingredients come to a boil, turn down the heat and simmer for 10 minutes until the cherries have cooked down.
- Make a cornflour slurry and add this to the compote. Mix well till the syrup thickens and turn off the heat.
- Pour in 2 tbsp of brandy. Mix and let it cool down before serving. This compote can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks in a clean jar.