Super simple to make and incredibly versatile for breakfast, appetizers, or dessert, this cherry compote makes for one fine condiment!
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert
Keyword: cherry compote, fruit spreads
3cupscherries, washed, pitted & halved
Place cherries, orange juice, and sugar in a saucepan under medium heat. Cook for 7-8 minutes until cherries begin to soften.
Using a fork or potato masher, mash approximately half of the cherries (or more depending on your preferred consistency). Cook on medium heat for another 10 minutes or so until juices start to thicken. Stir occasionally.
Remove from heat, stir in vanilla extract, and either serve warm or wait until completely cool before sticking in the refrigerator. You can eat warm, room temperature, or cold. Compote will store well in a glass jar for up to 10 days.
Storage: Store in a sealed glass jar in the refrigerator. This compote will be delicious up to 10 days later. Variations: If you want to add more orange notes, add the zest from half an orange into the compote at the beginning. If you prefer almond extract, you can also add this instead of vanilla extract at the end. Finally, you can substitute bourbon instead of orange juice if you want to have a cherry compote with a little kick!