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 The Berry Compote You Will Need:

  • juice of half of a lemon
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • a pint of blackberries
  • a pint of blueberries
  • 1 container of strawberries

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Wash and pat dry all your berries. Then cut the strawberries in half.

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Throw the strawberries, blueberries and blackberries into a small saucepan.

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Next add in the sugar and squeeze in the lemon juice.

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Toss to combine and turn the heat on to medium.

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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!

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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.

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Beat until slightly firm, but not totally.

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Sift in the powdered sugar and add the real vanilla extract.

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Continue to whisk some more until thick.

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You can layer these however you’d like… but this is how I do it!

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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 Fresh Berry Compote recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

Fresh Berry Compote with Real Whipped Cream
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

FOR SERVING:

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients into a medium sized saucepan and heat over medium heat, until the juices are released they start to boil.
  2. Cook for 5-8 minutes and remove from the heat and set aside.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1/4 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 139Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 64mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 5gSugar: 22gProtein: 2g

All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on SimplyScratch.com should only be used as a general guideline.