Simple Cherry Compote

Simple Cherry Compote

With just four ingredients, this Simple Cherry Compote recipe is a versatile and delicious way to enjoy seasonal Australian cherries at any time of day.

This recipe was created by Red Rich Fruits. It uses fresh Red Rich Fruits Cherries grown by Yarra Valley Cherries.

Makes approx. 300ml


  • 300g fresh cherries, pitted
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence


  1. Roughly chop the cherries, and place them in a medium-sized saucepan (we found the Essteele Per Vita 2.8L saucepan to be a perfect size), then add the maple syrup and salt.
  2. Stirring occasionally over medium-high heat, bringing the mixture to a boil (approx. 5 mins).
  3. Once boiling, reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally until the liquid has reduced by half (approx. 5 mins).
  4. Remove the mixture from the heat and allow it to cool completely.

To Serve

This versatile Simple Cherry Compote is a perfect topping for yoghurt, ice cream, and pancakes; can be used in cheesecakes, and pairs beautifully with cheese and crackers on a cheese board.

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