Strawberry Compote – create your own homemade jam with just 3 ingredients and less than 3o minutes!
Strawberry season is in full swing. It’s a perfect time to make some Strawberry Compote!
Loving Strawberry Season
I love this time of year when green things are growing like crazy, flowers are blooming and the garden is really starting to kick in! I also love when berry season begins.
We can get strawberries from somewhere in the world most of the year, but now when they’re in season is DEFINITELY the best!
The most recent ones I got had the most wonderfully sweet strawberry fragrance like strawberries this time of year should.
That makes me excited!
3 Ingredient Strawberry Compote (Jam)
I bought enough so my husband and I could eat some fresh and also to make this Simple Strawberry Compote.
Making the strawberries into a compote, keeps them longer to enjoy as a topping or spread. It’s your own homemade jam. And it’s so easy to make.
It takes only 3 ingredients, 4 if you add the optional cinnamon, and 25 minutes of your time. Then you have your own refined sugar free fruit compote. Now how good is that?
Well, I must say I have plans for my compote – like on and in EVERYTHING 😉
A Homemade Reward
It’s so rewarding to make something yourself that you would otherwise buy in a store, isn’t it? It’s such a good feeling when you can take a fresh fruit like a strawberry and turn it into a product that you made.
And to me that’s always way better than just buying a jar of jam at the store. ALWAYS!
Simple Strawberry Compote (Jam)
- 2 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, about 1 lb.
- 3 Tbsp agave nectar
- 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- a couple pinches of cinnamon, optional
- Add the strawberries to a heavy bottom saucepan and add the agave nectar and stir together - let sit for a minute so the strawberries will release a little juice
- Place the saucepan on the stove over medium heat and bring to a boil
- As the strawberries are coming to a boil, mash them roughly with a potato masher or a spoon so that some of the berries are crushed, stir regularly
- When the mixture comes to a boil, add the fresh lemon juice, a couple pinches of cinnamon (optional) and stir
- Turn down the heat and cook about 15 minutes or so until the compote thickens. **It will continue to thicken as it cools**
- When it has cooled, spoon the compote into a small glass jar and use right away or refrigerate
- This compote makes a delicious topping for toast, pancakes, yogurt, cake, etc.
I hope you get a chance to make some of this compote – I think you’ll really like it 🙂