Get Fresh, Buy Local—What’s in Season: Spring
- 1½ cups fresh or frozen strawberries, halved
- 1½ cups fresh or frozen raspberries
- 2½ tablespoons orange juice
- Optional: 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup, local honey, or sugar
- 2 teaspoons arrowroot starch
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
Place fruit, juice, and sweetener of choice in a small saucepan and bring to medium heat. Bring to a low boil, and then reduce heat slightly to simmer. Using a spoon, gently mash the fruit. Continue cooking over medium-low heat for 7-8 minutes while stirring frequently.
Meanwhile, dissolve arrowroot starch in a small bowl with 2 tablespoons of water and whisk together to form a slurry. Once dissolved, stir arrowroot slurry into compote and continue to simmer for 4-5 minutes to allow thickening to occur.
Remove from heat and stir in chia seeds. Transfer to a clean jar or container to cool thoroughly in the fridge - compote will continue to thicken as it cools.
Once cooled, serve over Honey Lemon Pudding, your morning oatmeal, pancakes, or yogurt.