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Peach compote

Easy Peach Compote

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x


This sweet peach compote is ideal for serving over ice cream, yogurt, oatmeal, pancakes, and more! Whip up a batch with overripe fruit.


  • 2 cups chopped ripe peaches (1 pound or 2 medium large peaches)
  • 1/4 cup sugar (or maple syrup)
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Chop the peaches, leaving the skin on. 
  2. Bring the peaches, sugar, lemon juice, water, and salt to a low boil in a saucepan, and mash lightly with a potato masher until broken down into irregular chunks. Cook at a low boil for 4 to 5 minutes until reduced and saucy. (If it starts to become dry, you can add a splash more water.) 
  3. Remove from the heat. Stir in the vanilla and cinnamon. Taste and add additional sugar if desired. The sauce will thicken more as it cools. Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving. Store up to 1 week refrigerated or frozen for up to 3 months.
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Sauce
  • Diet: Vegan