– strawberries fresh or frozen (1 pint), or use 16 ounces blueberries or another favorite fruit, hulled and diced for larger fresh fruit – honey or maple syrup – lemon juice – Himalayan salt just a pinch to taste
– Wash and prepare the strawberries by removing the stems and dice them. If using frozen, no need to dice them.
– In a medium saucepan, combine the fruit and maple syrup or honey. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer on medium-low and cook until the mixture thickens, about 7 minutes for fresh fruit and 10 minutes for frozen fruit. Stir in the lemon juice and a pinch of salt and transfer to a bowl. Let cool slightly before use or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
To make this simple strawberry compote or blueberry compote thicker for fruit pie, mix together 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 1.5 tablespoons of water and add and mix it in with the fruit as it heats.