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Blueberry Compote
Savory Apple-Blueberry Compote

Blueberry Compote

Blueberry Compote

Blueberry Compote

Blueberry Compote

Recipe: Blueberry Compote

Crispy apples cook down with onions in this Blueberry Compote. Drizzle it over roasted meats or even pour it over your favorite veggies. This Blueberry Compote has a luscious consistency that will add a delightful balance of savory-sweetness to smoky, roasted, or grilled dishes.


  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 2 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced onion
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, divided
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  1. In a medium skillet over medium heat, melt butter
  2. Add apples and onion
  3. Cover and cook, stirring frequently, until apples are almost tender, 3 to 4 minutes
  4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch, sugar, salt and pepper
  5. Stir in 23 cup water
  6. Stir water mixture and ½ cup of the blueberries into the apples
  7. Cook, stirring gently, until thickened and sauce begins to color, 1 to 3 minutes
  8. Remove from heat, stir in lemon juice and remaining ½ cup of blueberries
  9. Serve with sliced pork or ham, chicken, turkey or game

Quick notes

YIELD: 4 portions (about ½ cup each)
Per portion: 101 calories, 19 g carbohydrate, 3 g total fat, 2 g saturated fat

Number of servings (yield): 4