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Blueberry Compote (Paleo, Whole30)

Updated: Jan 22

This sweet and juicy blueberry compote is the perfect topping for everything from a Paleo cheesecake to some baked brie for a quick and yummy appetizer. I love to keep a jar on hand to stir into my favorite yogurt or to add it to a quick and delicious chia pudding!



Paleo Blueberry Compote Recipe

Ways to enjoy Blueberry Compote


I always double this recipe as my family loves to enjoy this easy and healthy compote in so many ways. It's a delicious and healthy way to add more fruit to your way of eating!


 

Why Blueberries are So Good For You!


Blueberries are a staple in my house whether it is fresh plump summer berries, or frozen in the winter, these gorgeous little gems are a must. Why do I prefer frozen blueberries in the winter? Well, it's all about nutrient density.


Blueberries are in season March-May which means the fresh berries you buy in the stores during these months are the most nutrient dense. But, I love blueberries all year long, so I buy frozen in the off season months because these berries were picked at the peak of the blueberry season and frozen, guaranteeing a nutritious berry all year long! The beauty of this recipe is that you can use fresh or frozen depending on the season!


Vitamins

  • Vitamin C: Powerful antioxidant found in many fruits and vegetables that helps to neutralize free radicals and reduce oxidative stress.

  • Vitamin K: Fat-soluble vitamin that is converted to Vitamin K2 in your gut and supports bone and heart health.

Minerals

  • Calcium: Essential mineral necessary in building strong healthy bones and supporting a healthy cardiovascular system.

  • Potassium: Mineral is an electrolyte supporting metabolic pathways, regulates heartbeat, is necessary in normal cell function [2].

  • Manganese: An essential mineral that plays many roles in our bodies from supporting healthy nerve and brain function, to blood sugar regulation, and the metabolism of the fats and carbohydrates we consume.

Antioxidants

  • Anthocyanins: Compounds found in dark blue and black foods that give it their color. Found to be anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, and support a healthy cardiovascular system [3]

Fiber


There are more benefits to eating blueberries, they are full of fiber to support a healthy and optimized digestive tract! They contain both soluble and insoluble fiber:

  • Insoluble fiber: Works to keep things moving along and helps with toxin and waste elimination.

  • Soluble fiber [3]: Soluble fiber works to support a healthy microbiome and supports healthy blood sugar regulation.

So grab some lovely blueberries and let's get cooking!


Whole30 Blueberry Compote Recipe

Blueberry Compote Ingredients

Makes about 24-26 ounces

3.5-4 cups Organic Blueberries*

2 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice

¼ cup + 2 Tbsp Cool Filtered Water

½ cup Organic Coconut Sugar

1 tsp Grass-Fed Beef Gelatin

¼ tsp Fine Real Salt

1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract


*Fresh or Frozen Blueberries


How to Make Blueberry Compote


1. In a small bowl combine the lemon juice, 2 tbsp water and gelatin and mix well to dissolve, set aside.


2. In a medium saucepan add the remaining ingredients and heat over low-med heat for 10-ish minutes until the blueberries have broken down and the sugar has dissolved.


3. Stir in the lemon and gelatin mixture and bring the blueberries back to a low simmer for 1-2 minutes ensuring all the gelatin has dissolved.


4. Transfer to a clean jar and cool to room temperature before refrigerating.


5. Refrigerate at least 2-hours before serving to allow blueberry compote to set.


Enjoy!


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FAQs


Q: How do I make Paleo blueberry compote vegan/vegetarian and still get it to the ideal consistency?

A: You can replace the beef gelatin with agar agar or 1-2 tablespoons of chia seeds to keep blueberry compote vegan/vegetarian.


Q: How long will Paleo blueberry compote keep?

A: Enjoy your blueberry compote within 10-14 days stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


Q: My blueberry compote is very watery, how do I ensure that it will set correctly?

A: You can simmer the amount of liquid down by increasing the cook time, just don't over do it or you will get more of a jam than a compote.


Q: Can you make blueberry compote with different berries?

A: Absolutely! I make this all the time with a mixture of berries and it is amazing!


Easy Blueberry Compote Recipe


I hope you enjoy this as much as my family does. - Amy

 

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