Recipe: Blueberry Compote

Compote is a French term referring to the cooking of fruit in sugar, which combines to make a fruity syrup. They’re a doddle to make and we think are the ultimate fresh pancake topping, along with a dollop of crème fraîche and drizzled with maple syrup. We like to use fruit that is a little on the tart side and to add the sugar to taste as you go along.


200g fresh blueberries
200g fresh blackcurrants
65g caster sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice


Stir all the ingredients together over a low heat in a medium pan until the berries burst and let out their juice, and until the sugar has completely dissolved
Increase the heat and bring to the boil for 2 – 3 minutes
Reduce the heat and simmer for 6 – 8 minutes until thick and syrupy
Top your pancakes with a big dollop of freshly made compote, crème fraîche and a drizzle of maple syrup