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  • Dairy free
  • Egg free
  • Gluten free
  • Lactose free
  • Nut free
  • Peanut free
  • Sesame free
  • Soy free
  • Wheat free
  • Shellfish free
  • Seafood free
  • Low fat per serve
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

This deliciously fruity and sweet frozen mixed berry compote is the perfect addition to your breakfast or dessert and ready to serve in 15 minutes.

  • Makes2, Makes approx. 2 cups
  • Cook time12 minutes
  • Prep time5 minutes
Berry compote


  • 1/2 cup (110g) caster sugar
  • 1 orange, rind finely grated, juiced
  • 2 1/2 cups (375g) frozen mixed berries

Nutritional information

Per serve (1 tbs): Energy: 83kJ/20 Cals (1%), Protein: 0.1g (0%), Fat: 0g (0%), Sat Fat: 0g (0%), Sodium: 0.1mg (0%), Carb: 5g (2%), Sugar: 5g (6%), Dietary Fibre: 1g (3%).

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Percentage Daily Intake information on our recipes is calculated using the nutrition reference values for an average Australian adult.


  1. Step 1

    Place the sugar, orange rind and juice and 2 cups of the berries in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and cook, gently stirring occasionally, for 10 mins or until the berries are very soft but still hold their shape and the sauce thickens slightly. Remove from the heat and stir in the remaining berries. Transfer the compote to a large bowl and set aside to cool completely.

Recipe tip

Smart swap
: You can use fresh berries in place of frozen berries in this recipe. Use fresh, ripe in-season berries for best results.

What is berry compote?

Berry compote  is a perfectly versatile fruit sauce that takes your desserts or sweet breakfast dishes to the next level. Tart, sweet and refreshing in flavour, our berry compote recipe from frozen berries is made from just three ingredients and is ready in under 15 minutes. It’s a quick, easy and affordable sauce you can whip up at a moment's notice. Looking to add the finishing touches to your pancakes? What about your ice cream bowl? How about a fruity burst alongside a slice of cheesecake? Try making a berry compote. 

What are the essential ingredients for a frozen berry compote?

Our recipe uses frozen berries to create this homemade berry compote. In a bag of frozen mixed berries, you’ll often find a combination of raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and blackberries. If you have ripe, fresh in-season berries on hand, you can use these instead of frozen. You can also try swapping berries all together and making a compote with stone fruits like peaches and cherries, or pears, apples and quinces. The other two essential ingredients for making a mixed berry compote are sugar and an orange. Sugar adds sweetness while the orange rind and juice adds a fruity-floral flavour to cut through the sweetness and brighten the compote, as well as act as a natural thickener. This recipe for berry compote using frozen berries can also be enhanced by ingredients, such as chia seeds and cinnamon. 

How to make berry compote

Making frozen berry compote is simple. Stir the mixture gently to ensure it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the saucepan. During this time, the fruits should begin to break down and the mixture should thicken slightly thanks to the use of the orange peel and juice. The consistency for a frozen mixed berry compote should be looser than jam with a chunkier texture. To achieve this, at the end of cooking, we add frozen berries to the mixture to create the desired texture. Your fruit compote from frozen berries is now ready to be served over waffles, pancakes, as part of your cheeseboard or mixed with yoghurt.  

Berry coulis vs compote: What is the difference?

A compote from frozen berries and a berry coulis are very similar. In fact, they often both follow the exact same cooking method and use the same ingredients. The major difference between a compote and a coulis is the texture. A coulis is a compote that has been pureed and strained to remove any solids to create a smooth sauce.

Love this mixed berry compote recipe?

Would you like to cook more fruity and refreshing sauce and jam ideas? Try this homemade cranberry sauce, two-ingredient strawberry coulis and easy chia jam. For more recipes, check out our jams and preserves collection.


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