Fresh Blueberry Compote

We are ecstatic about our first crop of blueberries ripening and we now have gorgeous blueberries for sale in our Belleville Country Store! I am not used to having fresh blueberries so it has been fun to experiment with new recipes.

Homegrown Blueberries
I fell in love with this easy compote recipe. It is a versatile sauce for ice cream and meats, surprisingly! We enjoyed it as a topping for Eckert’s Frozen Custard last night at a family gathering for Father’s Day. This morning, I mixed a few tablespoons into my plain yogurt for breakfast.  Yum!
Blueberry Compote
 

But my favorite use for this sauce was highlighted during our annual Wine in the Vineyard event. Each year we host a wine and food pairing in the Eckert vineyard. We feature summer wines and delicious food pairings. This year we featured a pork and bacon burger with this blueberry compote on top. The guests went crazy over it!

Wine Tasting Dinner Belleville
I hope you enjoy this simple recipe for home grown blueberries as much as I do.
Eat well this summer! Angie   
 Fresh Blueberry Compote
2 cups fresh blueberries, divided 3 Tbs. water 2 ½ Tbs. Eckert’s Pure Honey 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon ½ tsp. fresh lemon juice

Place 1 cup blueberries in a medium sauce pan and set aside the remaining 1 cup of berries. Add the water, honey and cinnamon and cook over medium-high heat. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and cook for an additional 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes, gently smash the blueberries against the pan using a spatula. Add the remaining blueberries and cook for an additional 5-6 minutes.

Stir in lemon juice. Serve over Eckert’s Frozen Custard, mix in yogurt or as a topping for pork burgers.