Stemilt Cherry Compote

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Jun. 18, 2013

I am a big lover of compote, it is so versatile, effortless and I have yet to meet anyone who does not love it. This is a family friendly recipe that can be used on ice creams, pancakes, toast, punches, as a sweet accent to pork chops, or even in your next cherry pie. I love that the Stemilt cherry season lasts until September, I can make a pot of this and still enjoy fresh cherries while I watch the first leaves falling out side.


Fresh stemilt cherries 5 Cup (80 tbs) , pitted
Orange juice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Sugar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)



1. Bring all ingredients to a boil in a large saucepan

2. Then, reduce heat to low allowing them to simmer for 10 minutes until cherries are soft.


3. Once soft, transfer the cherries to a medium heatproof bowl and continue to simmer for a further 20 minutes until the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.


4. Once reduced, pour the reduced sauce over cherries and serve warm or allow to cool before storing in an air tight jar.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 1254Calories from Fat 24

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 3 g4.6%

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 2 mg0.08%

Total Carbohydrates 318 g106%

Dietary Fiber 25 g100%

Sugars 274 g

Protein 14 g28%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet