I love a good compote. I love me some blueberries too. So, Instant Pot Blueberry Maple Compote is a win-win for me. You can serve this over ice cream, yogurt, waffles, French toast, pancakes, oatmeal, pound cake, cheesecake, or rice pudding with a dollop of whipped cream, if desired. But don’t stop there! This also a delicious accompaniment to salmon, chicken, and pork. Spread some ricotta or goat cheese on a piece of toast or bagel and add some of those compote. Or use it to top some goat cheese crostini. I even use it instead of traditional English chutney for a ploughman’s lunch sometimes. YUM!
Classic compote recipes include large amounts of white sugar, but this version relies on a more modest amount of real maple syrup for a bit of sweetness. Although this recipe uses blueberries, lemon juice, and cinnamon, feel free to add any combination of fresh or frozen berries, citrus juice, and seasonings to create your own tasty flavor variations. I’m going to try it with cranberries during the holidays.
Instant Pot Blueberry Maple Compote Recipe
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 13 minutes + time to come to pressure
Makes 3 cups
3 c. fresh or frozen blueberries
¼ c. real maple syrup
2 T. fresh lemon juice
1 t. vanilla extract
1 t. ground cinnamon
¼ t. salt
- Add all ingredients to Instant Pot container and stir to combine. Add the lid and lock into position.
- Set the pressure valve to the “Sealing” position and press the “Manual” button. Adjust the setting to high and select 3 minutes for the cook time. After a brief pause, the Instant Pot will automatically start building pressure at this point.
- When the cook time has finished, turn the Instant Pot off to prevent scorching. Allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then manually release the remaining pressure by carefully moving the valve to the “Venting” position.
- Optional: To thicken the compote, select the “Sauté” function and cook over high heat, stirring constantly, until excess liquid is reduced. Turn the Instant Pot off and immediately remove container from the unit to cool.
- Serve immediately or transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for 7 to 10 days.
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