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Dutch apple pie with fresh blueberry compote

Fresh blueberry compote

Fresh blueberry compote

Serves 4
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 25 minutes
Dietary Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Breakfast, Dessert
Website A sweet pea chef
This recipe for fresh blueberry compote is easy to make and very versatile. You can add it hot or cold to pie, spongecake, ice cream, yoghurt, French toast, pancakes, waffles, crepes.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries (Keep a few separate to add in later.)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1 stick vanilla bean
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice ((optional))

Note

This is a borrowed recipe (see above), which I have merely added a couple of extra ingredients that I love to make this a lovely, spice-infused compote.

Directions

Step 1
Pick some fresh blueberries (or buy them or take some frozen guys out of the freezer).
Fresh blueberries!
Step 2
Pour the fresh blueberries (minus the few) into a medium sauce pan. Add all the other ingredients (minus the lemon juice) and cook over medium-high heat. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
Everything in the saucepan. Smells soooo delicious!
Step 3 After 10 minutes, gently smash the blueberries against the pan using a wooden or plastic spatula. Add the remaining blueberries and cook for an additional 5-6 minutes to heat through.
Step 4 Add lemon juice, if you choose — to taste. It gives the compote a bit of a tangy kick. Use it or don't use it, but only use a fresh lemon if you do.
Step 5
Pour onto something equally delicious, then have a taste-gasm within the first bite.

You can also eat the compote cold.
Blueberry compote on Dutch apple pie

Raspberry-infused vodka

Backyard raspberries

Backyard raspberries

Not a raspberry. Be careful what you pick from the branches!!

Not a raspberry. Be careful what you pick from the branches!!

Freshly picked raspberries!

Freshly picked raspberries!

This is raspberry-infused vodka. Mmmmmmm

This is raspberry-infused vodka. Mmmmmmm

First of all Happy Canada Day! Here’s a little something for the red in our flag…(although it won’t be ready for a few weeks). We have a huge thicket of raspberries in our yard and today I picked a bunch of them so they could be a part of my first infused vodka trial.

When I lived in Lesotho, we would cross over to South Africa, to a small town called Ladybrand. Jon and Audrey introduced me to David and Lynn and their glorious life at Greenock. Greenock had horses, dogs, cats, pigs (that played fetch alongside the dogs), chickens, ducks… It’s beautiful there.

We would often stay the night after a day of horseback riding and a huge meal that Lynn slaved away at in the kitchen all day. She also made her own fruit-infused alcohol beverages that I could never get enough of. So, in memory of Miss Lynn, I gathered the raspberries today and started the process for myself. I’m really looking forward to sipping it in a few weeks. Cheers to David, Lynn, Jon, Audrey, Jacs and Bill!!! To all the fun we had in Ladybrand!