Fresh-Berry Compote

Enjoy this fresh, naturally sweet berry-delicious dessert on its own or as a topping on frozen lowfat vanilla yogurt or angel food cake.

Prep Time: about 10 minutes
Chilling Time: 15-30 minutes
Standing Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 2 servings

3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons brown sugar
½ cup sliced strawberries
½ cup blueberries
½ cup raspberries or blackberries
Freshly ground black pepper or finely shredded orange peel (optional)


  1. Stir together balsamic vinegar and brown sugar in a small bowl. Add berries; gently toss until evenly coated. Let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes. Drain.
  2. Cover and refrigerate mixture for 15 to 30 minutes or until chilled.
  3. To serve, divide berries into 2 dessert dishes. If desired, sprinkle with pepper or orange peel.

Per Serving (about ¾ cup):
calories: 90; 5 calories from fat
total fat: 0 g; 0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat
cholesterol: 0 mg
sodium: 10 mg
total carbohydrates: 21 g
fiber: 3
sugars: 14 g
protein: 1 g
vitamins: vitamin A (2% DV), vitamin C (50% DV)
minerals: calcium (2% DV), iron (4% DV)
exchanges: 1.5 fruit


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