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Compote in a mason jar on a plate, with spoon and fresh raspberries and leaves.

Raspberry Compote

Author: Sarah Brooks
This easy raspberry compote is fresh, tangy and delicious. It's easy to make with just three ingredients and perfect over ice cream, cheesecake or pavlova, yum!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Course compote, condiment, coulis, sauce, sweet sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 6 serves approx ¼ cup each or about 1 & ½ cups total.
Calories 176 kcal


  • 3 cups (1lbs/450gms) raspberries
  • ¼ - ½ cup cup (55 - 110gms) white sugar (depending how sweet your raspberries are)
  • 1 & ½ tablespoons fresh lime juice


  • Slice and juice the lime.
  • Add the raspberries, ¼ cup sugar and lime juice to a small pot. Heat on medium, gently stirring occasionally, until the raspberries are defrosted (if using frozen). Continu to heat untill the sugar is mix in it start to bubble.
  • Taste the sauce and add more sugar if needed.
  • Reduce to low heat and cook for a further fifteen to twenty minutes. stirring gently occasionally.
  • If serving warm server immediatly. Other wise remove from heat and allow to cool. Tranfer to a heat proof container and chill in fridge untill needed. The compote will thicken more as it cools.


  • This recipe makes a chunky sauce.  If you want a smoother sauce you can stir it more when cooking to break down the raspberries more, or strain once cooled for a seedless sauce.
  • Raspberries can vary in their sweetness.  Fresh raspberries are generally sweeter than frozen raspberries.  I recommend starting with ¼ cup sugar, taste the compote, then gradually add more if the compote is to tart for you.  I used frozen raspberries and use ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar (85gms) in this compote 


Calories: 176kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.02gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 184mgFiber: 8gSugar: 35gVitamin A: 41IUVitamin C: 32mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

Nutritional information is an estimate based on an online database. The nutritional content of ingredients may vary by brand. If you require accurate nutritional information, you should calculate this based on the specific brands and products you are using.

Keywords: Raspberry coulis, Raspberry sauce, Raspberry topping
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