Cherry Compote

I’ve been thinking a lot since this morning on what I would write about today.

Should I write about how beautiful these cherries are?

Should I write about how the sun was shining this morning and the how gloomy it became this afternoon.

Should I write about how “awake” I get in the middle of the night and just stare at my daughter who is sleeping right beside me?

Should I write about a word that I just learned recently?


About three months ago, I discovered that there is actually a term used for pieces of fruit that is stewed in sugar.

Silly me.

..and that word is Compote.

Yup. Compote. Compote. Compote.

I could get used to this word…hee.

Actually, I’ve already done a lot of compote-ing… and I mean–A LOT! It’s just that I didn’t know it was called a compote before.

No, seriously, Compote is a french word which means mixture but is used to call a dessert made of whole fruit or pieces of fruit stewed in sugar and some spices over low heat. It can either be served warm or cold.

Cherry Compote
  • 250g cherries, washed and pitted
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp water
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan.
  2. Cook on low heat for 5 minutes or until cherries are soft and sauce is thickened.
  3. Serve on top of yogurt, oatmeal or ice cream


  1. Miz Helen says

    Your photo of those cherries is amazing! I would just love this fresh cherry treat, it looks so yummy! Hope you are having a great week end and thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    See you soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. Juliana says

    Wow, this cherry compote looks fabulous, the color is so pretty and I would love to serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
    Hope you are having a great week :-)

  3. Anonymous says

    now i learned a new word “Compote”  picture of the cherries were taken beautifully. that is one thing i need to learn, how to take pictures at the right angle hehe

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