Easy 3-Ingredient Blueberry Compote


Fresh blueberry compote is nice to have on hand to bake with a streusel topping, make a blueberry crumble or stir into overnight oats. The natural flavor of fresh summer blueberries comes through with just a pinch of salt and a little sugar. If blueberries are out of season, you can use frozen blueberries in their place.

Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar

  • teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups blueberries, divided

  • 1 ½ teaspoons fresh lemon juice


  1. Stir water, sugar, salt and 1 cup blueberries together in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil, stirring occasionally, until the blueberries burst and the liquid is glazy, about 7 minutes.

  2. Add the remaining 1 cup blueberries; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until they're softened but haven't burst, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice. Let cool completely, about 30 minutes, before serving.

    a recipe photo of the Fresh Blueberry Compote
    Photographer: Jen Causey, Food Stylist: Ruth Blackburn

To make ahead

Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

51 Calories
13g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size about 1/4 cup
Calories 51
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 10g
Added Sugars 2g 4%
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 40IU 1%
Vitamin C 8mg 9%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 5mcg 1%
Vitamin K 14mcg 12%
Sodium 74mg 3%
Calcium 5mg 0%
Magnesium 5mg 1%
Potassium 59mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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