Cherry Compote

So, what is compote? Compote is a recipe consisting of fruit, whether fresh or dried, that is stewed in syrup and other complementary flavors.

Serves: 16Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 16


  • 4 cups sweet cherries, pitted
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. ice water
  • 1 tsp. orange juice
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • ½ tsp. vanilla


  • Place all ingredients except vanilla in a medium saucepan, and cook over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. Let cool to room temperature.
  • Refrigerate, covered, until needed.