Strawberry Apple Compote

This is a simple and delicious sweet-tart strawberry apple compote recipe that only takes 10 minutes to prep! Apples and strawberries are cooked in a thick syrup with spices and a little butter. It pairs beautifully with waffles, oatmeal, duck or pork – the options are endless!


  • 2 apples (peeled, cored and sliced into 1/2-inch wedges)
  • 2 cup strawberries (hulled and sliced in half)
  • 6 cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup apple cider (alcohol-free)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Put apples and strawberries in a bowl and add cloves, ground ginger, cinnamon, salt and sugar. Mix well with a spoon and set aside.
  2. In a large pan over medium high heat, add butter and once the butter has melted, add fruit mixture. Stir and cook for 6-7 minutes, or until fruit has caramelized.
  3. Add apple cider, stir and lower heat to a simmer. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until fruit is tender. You may need to add a little water if the mixture looks dry (2-3 tablespoons should be enough).
  4. Turn the heat off, add lemon juice and stir. Let the compote cool until it’s still warm but cool enough to the touch.
  5. Serve with waffles and top with ice cream (optional). You can save it for later by transferring the strawberry apple compote to a jar or other container with a lid. Keep refrigerated.
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