Actually, you can use any fruit for this recipe.
Simply take your choice of fruit, add a little lemon juice and sugar to taste in a saucepan. set on medium low and simmer for about 10 minutes or until cooked fruit is soft and juices flow. The compote turns a beautiful colour and can be used as a topping for yogurt, cereal, ice cream and pancakes. It’s good on it’s own too. Make ahead for a brunch party.
Tips on selecting, storing and using berries.
1 Check the base of plastic berry baskets to make sure fruit is not decaying, mushy or badly stained. If it’s badly stained, then the berries are not fresh.
2 On arrival home, check any berries for decay and separate as mould spreads quickly.
3 Save washing and hulling until ready to eat.
4 If you buy too many, wash, hull and freeze for another time.
5 Make compote.
6 Make jam or jelly.