MIXED BERRY COMPOTE

MIXED BERRY COMPOTE

Use any mixture of berries in this simple, quick compote. It tastes great over ice cream or pound cake.

Active time: 5 min Start to finish: 5 min

3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 cups mixed berries (3/4 lb) such as raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries

Melt butter in a skillet over moderate heat. Stir in brown sugar and lemon juice until sugar is dissolved. Add berries and cook, tossing gently (try to keep most of them from breaking up), until berries are warm and juices begin to be released, 2 to 3 minutes.

Serve warm or at room temperature.

Makes about 3 cups

Category: Desserts
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