Recipes: Sauces

Blueberry Compote


Crispy apples cook down with onions in this Blueberry Compote. Drizzle it over roasted meats or even pour it over your favorite veggies. This Blueberry Compote has a luscious consistency that will add a delightful balance of savory-sweetness to smoky, roasted, or grilled dishes.


      • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
      • 2 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
      • ¼ cup thinly sliced onion
      • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
      • 1 teaspoon sugar
      • ¼ teaspoon salt
      • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
      • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, divided
      • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  • In a medium skillet over medium heat, melt butter
  • Add apples and onion
  • Cover and cook, stirring frequently, until apples are almost tender, 3 to 4 minutes
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch, sugar, salt and pepper
  • Stir in 2⁄3 cup water
  • Stir water mixture and ½ cup of the blueberries into the apples
  • Cook, stirring gently, until thickened and sauce begins to color, 1 to 3 minutes
  • Remove from heat, stir in lemon juice and remaining ½ cup of blueberries
  • Serve with sliced pork or ham, chicken, turkey or game


  • Number of servings (yield): 4 portions (about ½ cup each)
  • 101 calories, 19 g carbohydrate, 3 g total fat, 2 g saturated fat