Strawberry Compote Recipe

Delicious Strawberry Compote!

This strawberry compote is fairly easy to make and a great way to add real, natural strawberry flavor to your favorite desserts. This can also be used as a topping for cakes or ice cream. 

A fruit compote is simply fruit cooked with with water and sugar and other flavors if desired. 

I use this recipe to add strawberry flavoring to my cake batter, cookie dough, and frosting without having to use artificial extract. To mix into batter or frosting, puree the compote by using an emulsion blender. This allows it to become smooth and removes any chunks of strawberry.   

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Cutting strawberry stem

Rinse and Remove Stems

Wash strawberries and remove the stems from each one before slicing.

Slice Strawberries

Slice the strawberries before adding them to a sauce pan. This will allow them to be cooked faster and release more juice easier. I like to use the Chef'n Strawberry Slicester to easily slice the strawberries. It can be found on Amazon using this link

Weigh With Scale

Weighing ingredients is the best way to have consistent results for a recipe. I use a KitchenAid food scale, but any food scale will work fine. Consider using a kitchen scale if you want fast and accurate measurements for ingredients.

Add Sugar & Lemon

The only other ingredients you will need for this recipe is sugar and lemon. Again, I use a kitchen scale to measure my sugar (1/2 cup sugar = 100 grams).

Mash Softened Strawberries

The last step for the compote is to mash the strawberries. This will help break them down and release more of the juice. I use a potato or vegetable masher to do this, but using the back a fork will work just as well.

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Strawberry Compote

This strawberry compete is easy to make and pairs well with different desserts. It can be mixed into cake batter and frosting or used as a topping or ice cream and other desserts.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Compote, Strawberry
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Resting Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings: 1 Cake
Calories: 550kcal
Cost: $8


  • 1 Sauce Pan


  • 500 grams Strawberries Sliced
  • 1/2 cup Sugar 100g
  • 1 tbps Water
  • 2 tsps Lemon juice


  • Rinse and remove stems from strawberries.
  • Slice strawberries and place into a sauce pan over medium-low heat.
  • Add sugar, water, and lemon and mix with the sliced strawberries.
  • Once strawberries have softened, after about 5-7 minutes, mash strawberries to break them down.
  • Stir occasionally until compote is reduced by about half.
  • Allow compote to cool and serve or place into an air tight container and refrigerate for up to two weeks.


Sodium: 7mg | Calcium: 84mg | Vitamin C: 299mg | Vitamin A: 62IU | Sugar: 125g | Fiber: 10g | Potassium: 781mg | Calories: 550kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 2g | Protein: 3g | Carbohydrates: 139g | Iron: 2mg

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