3 Ingredient Berry Compote


My instagram feed has been FULL of strawberry picking photos lately. They are so precious & from personal experience the kids always have a great time! We went strawberry picking at Washington Farms outside Atlanta last year and had an absolute blast. Unfortunately, we haven’t made it back this year, but our fabulous neighbors were sweet enough to share some of their fresh picked strawberries and we put them right to use! 



I know I am bias, but goodness they are cute! They have grown up so much in the past year. 

So for any of those that have been strawberry picking before, you know that you always come home with MORE than you can eat. So you need lots of recipes, and today I have the perfect one!


Breakfast for dinner is a staple around here lately. I am 8.5 months pregnant and so tired by 5:30. So if dinner wasn’t prepped at nap time, we usually end up eating breakfast of some sort (well that or a frozen pizza). And though breakfast is simple, adding this compote makes it feel super fancy! This strawberry compote is amazing over waffles or pancakes but also great on ice cream or drizzled over angle food cake! It makes every bite incredible.


Along with the strawberries, you will only need 2 other ingredients & 15 minutes (basically while you are cranking out waffles on the waffle iron, this goodness will be cooking away!).

3 Ingredient Strawberry Compote
Simple 3 ingredient strawberry compote, perfect for waffles, pancakes, or ice cream
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Prep Time
3 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
18 min
Prep Time
3 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
18 min
  1. 2 cups of diced strawberries
  2. 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  3. 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  1. Combine strawberries, sugar and lemon juice in a sauce pan over medium/high heat.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Turn the heat to low and continue to simmer (stirring occasionally) for 15 minutes until the strawberries are soft and the syrup has thickened
  4. The compote will thicken as it cools, so if you don't use immediately add a little water and stir to reach desired consistency for use.
  1. This recipe can be made with any berry or mix of berries.
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Strawberry Compote

It truly is delicious. I’ve used this same recipe with blueberries and it turned out just as divine! You are going to want to save this one friends! It takes any simple waffle/pancake recipe to the next level.

And since you still probably have buckets of strawberries after picking, here are a few more strawberry recipes I’ve shared in the past.

Strawberry Granola Pancakes

Strawberry Trifle

Strawberry Cookie Recipe

Summertime Strawberry Dip

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