The Famous Blueberry-Blueberry Compote

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 “I’ve got a blueberry for a daughter!” exclaims the sad daddy as those over zealous Oompa Loompas roll his daughter, poor little Violet Beauregarde away to the Juicing Room. We all remember that scene from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. I know I would love to be in that juicing room. Can you imagine all that sweet blueberry juice! Well, supposing it was a really big blueberry and not a little girl, right?

Blueberries are defined as one of nature’s super foods. And blueberries added to my breakfast, ice cream, yogurt and anything I can dream of-yes! This Blueberry Compote is one thing you will always want to keep on hand. I absolutely loved it on my oatmeal the other day. And my multi grain pancakes. I just added some heart healthy almonds and my breakfast was a super healthful treat.

Okay so you say you want to make some of this goodness too? Invade the grocery store or your freezer and grab some frozen blueberries, some fresh lemon juice and sweet sugar and get to your stove top stat.

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Blueberry Compote

Ingredients:
2 cups frozen blueberries
3 Tb water
2 tsp lemon juice
1/4 cup sugar
plus…
2 Tb water
1 tsp corn starch
1/2 tsp almond extract
Begin by combining 1 cup of the blueberries, 3 Tb water, the lemon juice and the sugar in sauce pan on the stove top over medium low heat. Cook and stir occasionally for 8 minutes.

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Add the other 1 cup of blueberries and cook and stir for 8 minutes more.

Mix the remaining 2 Tb water and corn starch in a small dish and add to the blueberry mixture. Cook 2 minutes more until slightly thickened, then stir in the almond extract.

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Serve warm over the treat of your choice. We served this with Whole Wheat Funnel Cakes the first day! I’ve got a delish photo on my Instagram page of that goodness!

This compote made us about 1 1/2 cups, once cooked down. So about 6, 1/4 cup servings.

Recipe derived from Ellie Krieger via Foodnetwork.com

Blueberry Compote

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Number of servings: 6

Per Serving 62 calories

Fat 0 g

Carbs 16 g

Protein 0 g

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Blueberry Compote

2 cups frozen blueberries 3 Tb water 2 tsp lemon juice 1/4 cup sugar 2 Tb water 1 tsp corn starch 1/2 tsp almond extract

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 3 Tb water
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tb water
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract

Instructions

  1. Combine 1 cup of the blueberries, 3 Tb water, the lemon juice and the sugar in a sauce pan on the stove top over medium low heat.
  2. Cook and stir occasionally for 8 minutes.
  3. Add the other 1 cup of blueberries and cook and stir for 8 minutes more.
  4. Mix the remaining 2 Tb water and corn starch in a small dish and add to the blueberry mixture. Cook 2 minutes more until slightly thickened, then stir in the almond extract.
  5. Serve warm over the treat of your choice.

Notes

Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 2*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Okay you’ve gotta tell me what you are gonna put these on! Leave a comment!

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