Fruit compotes are an excellent way to use up fresh fruits that may be ripening before you've have the chance to eat them, however, frozen fruits work just as well here. I've listed a few of my favorite compotes below but don't be afraid to experiment or sub with whatever you have on hand! I love to add a dollop of fruit compote to my morning oatmeal, stir it into yogurt, or when I make homemade ice cream I'll even swirl it through to make a delicious fruit marbled ice cream. The options are endless so get creative and let start cooking :)
3 cups Peaches
1 tbsp Water
2 tbsp Lemon juice
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Place all of your fruit into a pan over medium heat. Note that berries can be put directly into the pan, while larger fruits such as peaches, nectarines, and pears will need to be cut into smaller bite sized pieces.
Add your liquids (and spices if using) and slowly bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and allow the fruit to simmer for ten minutes stirring occasionally. The fruit will begin to soften but you may have to gently mash to fully break it up. Finally, remove from heat and allow the compote to cool completely so it thickens into a porridge consistency. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.