With just a handful of ingredients you can make a super easy compote to put on anything and everything! Top ice cream, swirl it into yogurt or add it on a quick cheese board - it's all fair game!Print
With just a handful of ingredients you can make a super easy compote to put on anything and everything! Top ice cream, swirl it into yogurt or add it on a quick cheese board - it's all fair game!
- 1 lb pitted cherries, fresh or frozen
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup rosé wine
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- Combine 1 lb cherries, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup rosé and 1 teaspoon lemon zest in a medium-sized pot. Heat over medium until cherries break down and start to release liquid.
- Stir well and reduce heat to medium-low. Let simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally until cherries are mostly broken down and some of the liquid has evaporated (the compote will thicken as it cools, so don't worry if it looks a little liquidy).
- Let cool and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
If you've been around for a while, you know I have a thing about cherries. That thing is I generally go completely crazy and make alllll the recipes with them when in season. Case in point:
- Cherry barbecue ribs
- Cherry chipotle chicken
- Cherry sumac cake with bourbon glaze (omg)
- Brown butter cherry bars
- Iced cherry mint lattes
This year continues to be the weirdest of weird, so I've been slacking in the recipe development area overall and especially when it comes to cherries. The two bags I have bought have gone straight into my mouth (not mad) before I could even think about putting them in my food, but that's okay! There's still time AND I did make this beautiful cherry rosé compote for us.
The fun thing about this cherry compote is 1. the addition of rosé (!) and 2. you can use it in so many ways!!
I love fruit compotes with super thick greek yogurt for breakfast, or for a fun treat, layered with lightly sweetened whip cream. So good!
OR ADD IT TO A CHEESE BOARD.
I mean, it has wine IN it already. Might as well go all out, right? You guys know I always love to have a creamy cheese on my boards, whether that be a homemade ricotta or a beautiful log of goat cheese. And those cheeses basically demand a jam or compote to swipe on.
We'll keep today's post super short. I hope everyone it staying safe and feeling well. <3