Summer Compote

Preparation info
  • Makes

    2 cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Peace, Love, and Pasta: Simple and Elegant Recipes from a Chef's Home Kitchen

By Scott Conant

Published 2021

  • About

This is a recipe I’ve used for years, in the restaurants and at home, as an accompaniment with cheeses. It’s now also made its way onto the table when we do a Turkish breakfast at home—this compote with a little feta and Gözleme is a grand slam.


  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup (105 g) fresh cherries, pitted


Put the sugar in a shallow saucepan set over medium heat and allow it to melt and caramelize, 7 to 9 minutes. Add the cherries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries and stir to coat the fruit with the sugar. Continue to cook on medium heat while the fruit releases its juices and then the liquid reduces, about 15 minutes more. When the mixture has reduced to a fruity syrup, remove from hea