How to make Instant Pot Strawberry Compote Recipe (Pressure Cooker Strawberry Compote): Luscious Sweet 6-ingredient Strawberry Sauce will have you licking your spoons. Great topping for cheesecake or breakfast.
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Instant Pot Strawberry Compote

Learn how to make Luscious Sweet Instant Pot Strawberry Compote Recipe (Pressure Cooker Strawberry Compote). Addictive Strawberry Sauce will have you licking your spoons. Great topping for cheesecake, pancakes, waffles, ice-cream...
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Dinner, Fruit, Ingredient, Lunch, Sauce, Side Dish, Snack, Super Easy
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 375 ml
Author Amy + Jacky

Ingredients

  • 1 pound (454g) strawberries , washed with top trimmed
  • ½ (138g) lemon (1 tsp (2g) zest + 2 tbsp (27g) juice)
  • 2 tablespoons (30g) honey
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 - 4 tablespoons (25g - 50g) white sugar (depending on your strawberries’ sweetness)

Instructions

  • Wash Strawberries: Rinse 1lb (454g) strawberries under cold running water. Trim off the stem with a paring knife. Roughly chop a few for different texture if desired.
  • Pressure Cook Strawberries: If desired, reserve 8 strawberries (for extra texture), then place remaining strawberries in Instant Pot. Add 1 tsp (2g) lemon zest, 1 tsp (5ml) vanilla extract, 2 tbsp (30g) honey, a pinch of salt, and 27ml (~2 tbsp) freshly squeezed lemon juice in the Instant Pot.
    Close lid and pressure cook at High Pressure for 1 minute, then 10 minutes Natural Release. The floating valve (metal pin) will drop at around the 7 – 8 minutes mark. Don’t open the lid until the full 10 minutes is over. Open the lid carefully.
  • Make Strawberry Compote: Turn heat to medium (Instant Pot: click Cancel button, then Sauté button). Stir and break the strawberries with a wooden spoon. Add in remaining strawberries. Taste the sweetness and add in roughly 2 - 4 tbsp white sugar (stir and taste after every tablespoon). Stir a few times to thicken the strawberry compote. Taste and add more sugar if desired.
  • Chill & Store: The strawberry compote will thicken as it cools down. Homemade strawberry compote can be store in the fridge for 10 - 12 days.

Stovetop Instructions:

  • Wash Strawberries: Rinse 1lb (454g) strawberries under cold running water. Trim off the stem with a paring knife. Roughly chop a few for different texture if desired.
  • Cook Strawberry Compote: In a saucepan, add strawberries, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, honey, vanilla extract. Cook over medium low heat until strawberry is soften. Stir with a wooden spoon occasionally.
  • Sweeten: Once the strawberry compote is glossy, taste and sweeten with white sugar until desired sweetness. Give it a few quick stir and the compote will thicken as it cools.