Earlier this week we decided to have Amazing French Toast for dinner. This means making french toast with Texas Toast slices, or a nice chewy french bread, and serving it with cool toppings like nutella and real maple syrup.
One of our favorite topping is a simple berry compote from fresh berries. It’s easy to make this in about 5-7 minutes on your stove top, or you could even do it in the microwave. The compote can be served warm or cold on french toast, ice cream, cake, cheesecake, yogurt, or anywhere else you’d like a burst of fruit and sauce.A little bit of whipping cream on top wouldn’t go badly either, but I like to keep it simple for breakfast.
I use sugar in the recipe but the sugar is to taste and can be swapped out with sugar substitutes such as honey, maple syrup, agave, Truvia, Splenda, etc.
What would you spread it on?
Fresh Berry Compote
8 ounces fresh berries (blueberries pictured)
1/4 cup lemonade or fruit juice
1/4-1/2 cup sugar (to taste)
1/4 tsp kosher salt
Combine ingredients in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil, turn down to low and simmer for 1-2 minutes. Add 1-3 Tablespoons of Ultra Gel to reach desired thickness. It works best to add the Ultra Gel one Tablespoon at a time and allow the mixture to achieve full thickness before adding additional Ultra Gel. If you over thicken, no fear, just add a little more juice to bring the mixture back to the desired thickness. This can be frozen for upto 6 months or kept in the fridge for 3-4 weeks.