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Simmering wild blueberries with lemon zest and vanilla makes a tasty quick jam or dessert topping. Serve the compote on pancakes, stir it into yogurt or use it to top ice cream.

Julia Clancy
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2017


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  • Halve vanilla bean lengthwise. Scrape the seeds into a medium saucepan. Add the pod, 2 cups blueberries, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a low simmer and cook for 10 minutes.

  • Add the remaining 2 cups blueberries and cook over low heat for 5 minutes more. Serve warm or room temperature.


To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 1 week; freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

59 calories; carbohydrates 14.6g; dietary fiber 3.9g; sugars 8.6g; fat 0.1g; vitamin a iu 50.9IU; vitamin c 3.6mg; folate 0.5mcg; calcium 16.2mg; iron 0.5mg; magnesium 6.2mg; potassium 61.4mg; sodium 17.2mg; added sugar 3g.