Pressure Cooker Fresh Berry Compote is a sweet and refreshing summer treat. A minute in the Pressure Cooker is all it takes!
In a few minutes, you can easily make Pressure Cooker Fresh Berry Compote.
My dad was the King of “stewed” fruit. I’m not sure I have ever seen anyone love fruit as much as my dad. He just took a bite out of an apple or a pear; he grabbed a plate, knife and his fruit and would slice off a piece one by one.
Stewed prunes and stewed fruit were favorites. I guess now stewed fruit is called “compote.” Rather than standing over a stove and watching to make sure the fruit comes out just right, it’s really simple to make in the Pressure Cooker.
I get my love for compote from my dad. Fresh fruit was a must have in our house at all times. My dad loved to mix all kinds of fruit together to make his compote.
I love using fresh blueberries, strawberries, blackberries and raspberries, together, separately, whatever I like. I’ll usually make my compote with whatever looks freshest at the market.
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Cast of Ingredients for Instant Pot Berries Compote
- Strawberries, Blueberries
Add the blueberries and strawberries to your Pressure Cooker cooking pot.
Because we make our own strawberry ice cream, I learned a little trick a long time ago. Add the sugar to the fruit, mix it around and let it sit for a bit. Lots of liquid will release from the berries, so you don’t need to add additional liquid to the Pressure Cooker cooking pot.
Look how much liquid is now in the cooking pot! No water need; all fruit. Add a little squeeze of lemon and/or orange juice, if you like and it’s ready to cook.
It’s so warm and fruitiliciousness! If you want to add a little Vanilla Beans, scrape some of the caviar out now and mix through.
Uses for Compote
- French Toast
- Ice Cream
Now, get cooking. Let me know in the comments section below if you make this. See you there.
Kitchen Equipment and Essentials
- Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker, Ninja Foodi or Pressure Cooker
- Amco Advanced Performance 18/10 Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons
- Simply Gourmet (Dry) Stainless Steel Measuring Cups
- My FANTASTIC Teak Cutting & Charcuterie Board
- Kerr Half Pint (8 oz) Mason Jars
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Here is the handy printable recipe:
- 1 pound Strawberries (fresh) washed, trimmed and cut in half
- 1 pound Blueberries (fresh) washed
- 1/4 cup White Sugar
- 2 teaspoons Orange juice ( or 2 teaspoons Lemon Juice)
- Add fruit to Instant Pot cooking pot.
- Sprinkle with sugar and let sit 20 minutes. Add a little squeeze of orange juice.
- Lock on lid and Close Pressure Valve. Cook at High Pressure (most machines default to high pressure) for 1 minute.
- When Beep sounds, wait 10 minutes and then switch the pressure value to vent and release the rest of the pressure.
- Remove lid and stir.
- Compote will thicken as it cools.
- For a thicker, jelly like consistency, add 1/4 teaspoon of cornstarch and simmer until desired thickness.