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apple and blackberry compote in a glass jar with a spoon in it.
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Apple and blackberry compote

This apple and blackberry compote is a healthy topping for oatmeal or desserts, made simply with four ingredients.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American, British
Servings: 1.5 cups
Author: Claire


  • 3 small apples cored, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup


  • Spoon the butter into the pan and heat on low so it melts to a liquid. Add the apples, blackberries and maple syrup. Stir well to combine.
  • Increase the heat to a very light simmer, and cook the fruit for 12-15 minutes until softened. Stir occasionally and if you like the blackberries to break down, press them against the side of the pan with a wooden spoon to help them along.


  • Dice the apples to size preference. Larger fruit may require a few more minutes of cook time.
  • Use ripe blackberries so they will break down and release their juices.
  • Don't let the mixture boil. Just keep to a very light simmer.
Swiss Interest Group Histamine Intolerance (SIGHI) food compatibility list for histamine
All ingredients score 0 on the SIGHI list.