Fresh Berry Compote with Real Whipped Cream

Pound cake topped with Fresh Berry Compote with Real Whipped Cream is a simple and light dessert!  Fresh fruit, sugar and lemon juice simmer until becoming a thick delicious sauce.

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When my oldest daughter was 3 years old, she LOVED the strawberry shortcake character. You know the girl that lived in a strawberry house, and all she ever ate, made, wore or talked about was strawberries? She is every little girls dream! Haileigh adored her, she even dressed up as her for Halloween one year. We also had just about every strawberry shortcake book published at the time.

If you or your child was ever a “Strawberry” fan, you know that they use the word berry in replace of the word very. And for the longest time that is what my daughter would say instead of the word very, “I’m berry hungry!” or “mom this is berrrrry good!” or with a serious face she would say “I’m berry mad at you!”

It’s takes everything I have to not laugh in her face or to correct her, it’s SO stinking cute! Now she is 8 and there is no more grammar slip-ups. Kind of sad actually… so in honor of Miss Strawberry Shortcake, my beautiful little girl and all the little kids that mispronounce words… I secretly name this recipe {Berry Berry Good} Berry Compote!

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To make this recipe, all you need is half of a lemon (juiced), 2 tablespoons of sugar, a pint of blackberries, a pint of blueberries and half a large carton of strawberries (or the whole carton because who cares?!)

Fresh Berry Compote with Real Whipped Cream l SimplyScratch.com
Wash and pat dry all your berries. Then cut the strawberries in half.

Fresh Berry Compote with Real Whipped Cream l SimplyScratch.com
Throw the strawberries, blueberries and blackberries into a small saucepan.

Fresh Berry Compote with Real Whipped Cream l SimplyScratch.com
Next add in the sugar and squeeze in the lemon juice.

Fresh Berry Compote with Real Whipped Cream l SimplyScratch.com
Toss to combine and turn the heat on to medium.

Fresh Berry Compote with Real Whipped Cream l SimplyScratch.com
Fresh Berry Compote with Real Whipped Cream l SimplyScratch.com
Next, bring the berries to a boil and cook for 8 minutes. Once the berries are soft and have released their juices, remove the pan from the heat and set aside.

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Finally, it’s time to make the whipped cream!

Fresh Berry Compote with Real Whipped Cream l SimplyScratch.com
When I make whipped cream, I like to stick the mixing bowl and whisk or beaters into the freezer for 20 minutes to get them nice and cold.

Fresh Berry Compote with Real Whipped Cream l SimplyScratch.com
Beat until slightly firm, but not totally.

Fresh Berry Compote with Real Whipped Cream l SimplyScratch.com
Sift in the powdered sugar and add the real vanilla extract.

Fresh Berry Compote with Real Whipped Cream l SimplyScratch.com
Continue to whisk some more until thick.

Fresh Berry Compote with Real Whipped Cream l SimplyScratch.com
You can layer these however you’d like… but this is how I do it!

Fresh Berry Compote with Real Whipped Cream l SimplyScratch.com
I take a slice of pound cake, the top it with the berries with some extra juice on top, because the juices will soak into the pound cake. SO good!

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Lastly top it all off with a dollop of real whipped cream. When the warm berries start to melt the whipped cream… yum! Once you take a bite, all of a sudden, all is right in the world.

Enjoy! And if you give this Berry Compote with Real Whip Cream Recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

Yield: about 1-1/2 cups

Fresh Berry Compote with Real Whipped Cream

Pound cake topped with Fresh Berry Compote with Real Whipped Cream is a simple and light dessert!  Fresh fruit, sugar and lemon juice simmer until becoming a thick delicious sauce.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • FOR THE BERRY COMPOTE:
  • 1 pint blackberries, rinsed
  • 1 pint blueberries, rinsed
  • 1/2 pound of strawberries; rinsed, stems removed and halved
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • REAL WHIPPED CREAM:
  • 1 (8 ounce) container of heavy whipping cream
  • 1-2 tablespoons powder sugar
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract

Instructions

FOR THE BERRY COMPOTE:

Combine all ingredients into a medium sized saucepan and heat over medium heat, until the juices are released they start to boil.

Cook for 5-8 minutes and remove from the heat and set aside.

FOR THE WHIPPED CREAM:

Place your bowl and whisk attachment into the freezer about 20 minutes before you need it.

Pour the heavy whipping cream into the chilled bowl and start whipping using an electric hand mixer on medium to medium-high speed.

When it starts to get thick, stop and sift in the powdered sugar and add the vanilla.

Continue mix until it is thick but fluffy. Be careful not to over whip.

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    nichole — April 29, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Oh, I had the pleasure of tasting this one-it was fabulous!

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