WHB #48: Caramelised Blackberry Compote

Genie, The Inadvertent Gardener is hosting this week the Weekend Herb blogging.
It’s getting autumn in Europe, everywhere you’ll find brambles now. Bramble fruit is the fruit of any plant of the Genus Rubus, such as the blackberry or the raspberry. The word comes from Germanic *bram-bezi, whence also German Brombeere. In popular UK usage the term primarily refers to the blackberry bush; in Scotland and the north of England it refers to both the blackberry bush and its fruit.

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In Schleswig-Holstein Brombeeren resp. blackberries grow in hedgerows, which is not a proper translation for the German word Knick. A mixture of small trees and shrubs are planted on an earth wall which can get a width up to 5 metres . You can buy blackberries on the farmer’s market, but it is more fun to go for a walk and pick them on your own.

Last year I prepared many cakes with blackberries: Blackberry & Cinnamon Cake, Blackberry Muffins, Blackberry & clotted cream shortcake and a „Pillow Cake„. So it’s time to try a dessert.

Caramelised Blackberry Compote

Caramelised Blackberry Compote

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Title: Caramelised Blackberry Compote Button German
Categories: Dessert
Yield: 4 Personen

80 grams Sugar
1 tablesp. Butter
200 ml Red port wine or Madeira wine
1/2 Orange; the juice
1 tablesp. Lemon juice
500 grams Blackberries

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aus: 20-Minuten-Küche, AT-Verlag

— Edited *RK* 08/26/2006 by
— Ulrike Westphal

Caramelise the sugar in a pan until golden, add the butter, deglaze
with port or Madeira.

Add orange and lemon juice and reduce the liquid to a sirupy

Add the blackberries and heat the blackberries until warm. Give into
bowls and cool.

Serve with whipped cream.


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4 thoughts on “WHB #48: Caramelised Blackberry Compote

  1. Genie at www.theinadvertentgardener.com


    This looks wonderful — so tasty! I haven’t had any blackberries yet this year, which makes me a little sad. My farmer’s market back in Virginia always had plenty, but I haven’t seen any at the market here. They’ve had them at the co-op, but they’re never the same as fresh from the farmer or fresh off the bramblebush!



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