Tuesday, November 20, 2012

My Favorite Pancakes with a Blackberry Compote

What to do with leftover blackberries?

I had some leftover from my Red Leaf Salad with Blackberries and Blue Cheese dish the other night.  Not wanting to freeze them, (my freezer is full...seriously!) I decided to make a compote with some of them.  

Breakfast is a favorite meal of mine for the weekend, and I decided to make my favorite pancakes and top them with a warm blackberry compote.  Yum!

A compote is a mixture of whole fruit that is cooked with water, sugar, and in this case lemon juice to break down the fruit and create a nice syrup.  Chunks of whole fruit will remain in the mixture adding texture.  So delishhh!  You can use this over the pancakes I have here, or over pound cake, how about some ice cream!

See how yummy these look.  Enjoy your breakfast!

Kitchen tip:  Freeze any leftover pancakes.  You can heat them in the microwave or toaster during the week for a quick breakfast or use them as a base for a snack. 

You can find the pancake recipe here just omit the fruit topping ingredients: Strawberry Banana Pancakes  

Blackberry Compote

2 cups fresh or frozen blackberries
3 tablespoons water
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice

Combine 1 cup of the blackberries, water, sugar and lemon juice in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes. Add the rest of the blackberries and cook for 8 minutes more, stirring frequently. Serve warm.


  1. Yum!! Compote is such a lovely accompaniment to so many sweet dishes and this blackberry version looks just devine!!

    What a lovely blog you have!! New follower here :)

    Chloe & Sarah

  2. Wowwww these look great!
    It's after 1AM here and these photos are definitely making me hungry!



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