3-ingredient Instant Pot Easy Strawberry Compote with fresh strawberries ready in 1 minute. Healthy Strawberry Compote sweetened with orange juice with no added sugar in chunky fruity jam texture. Perfect for Paleo waffles, pancakes, ice cream, or healthy dessert !
Instant Pot Easy Strawberry Compote
I’m absolutely in love with this Instant Pot Easy Strawberry Compote – 3-ingredient, 1 minute, fresh strawberries pressure cooked in fresh (blood) orange juice. Healthy, easy, and absolutely delicious !
Fresh or frozen strawberries ?
This Instant Pot Easy Strawberry Compote is so delicious and quick. I made it several times with fresh, frozen strawberries, or mixed frozen berries. They all taste very good and simple to make. Personally I really prefer fresh strawberries because they give this Instant Pot Easy Strawberry Compote some chunky texture and fruity bites.
What is strawberry compote ?
My Instant Pot Easy Strawberry Compote is a delicious healthy dessert that’s pressure cooked/simmered into a fruity sauce with no added sugar. Since it’s summer season here, I sweetened it with blood orange but any fresh squeezed orange juice will work wonders !
What’s the difference between Compote and Jam ?
Compotes are fresh diced fruit simmered/cooked with simple syrup until the fruits release juice and break down to soft pieces yet still have some chunky fruits in the mixture. They have thinner (and a slight more runny) texture than jam so it’s best to enjoy compotes as a dessert. I also like to add them to breakfast pancakes, waffles, ice cream, or my favorite Paleo Strawberry Chia Pudding.
Jam is also made from whole or diced fruit and cooked with small amount of fruit juice and sugar until the natural pectin in the fruit are activated. The liquid is simmered further until the texture thickens and begins to gel. The pulp of the fruit remains in the jam and is not strained. It has firmer texture than compote but less firm than jelly. Check out my 3-ingredient blackberry jam here with no pectin.
The Instant Pot Easy Strawberry Compote will thicken and gel further once it’s cool. I add a few teaspoons of chia seeds to thicken the compote. It’s completely optional but personally I really like the slightly thicker Strawberry Compote texture.
Add a few spoonful of my Instant Pot Easy Strawberry Compote over Paleo Oatmeal, Japanese-Style Souffle Pancakes, or Paleo Strawberry Chia Pudding . You’ll find yourself absolutely in love with these juicy and sweet strawberries !
So my friends this Paleo Instant Pot Easy Strawberry Compote –
- Has only 3 ingredients
- Takes 1-minute to make
- Is naturally sweet
- Is cooked in fruit juice
- & With chunky strawberries !
If you give this Instant Pot Easy Strawberry Compote a try, let me know ! Leave a comment and rate the recipe. And don’t forget to take a picture and tag it #IHeartUmami on Instagram. I’d love to see what you come up with. XOXO !
3-ingredient Instant Pot Easy Strawberry Compote with fresh strawberries ready in 1 minute. Healthy Strawberry Compote sweetened with orange juice with no added sugar in chunky fruity jam texture. Perfect for Paleo waffles, pancakes, or healthy dessert ! Makes about 1 1/4 cups.
Roughly chop/dice strawberries. Add them to the inner pot with orange juice and vanilla bean powder (optional). Seal the lid and valve. Press 1 minute. When it’s done cooking, wait for 10 to 15 minutes before opening the lid.
Press saute function, add 1 tsp chia seeds, stir for about 2 minutes, press cancel/off. Remove the inner pot and allow it to cool completely before storing in a glass container in the fridge. The strawberry compote will thicken as it cools. Best finish in 10 days.
If use frozen berries, add 3 tbsp orange juice instead.
For stovetop, add chopped fruit and juice to a saucepan and bring to a gentle boil. Reduce the heat to simmer and use a wooden spoon to stir and mash the fruit to combine. Cook for about 10-12 minutes until the juice is reduced further. Stir-in chia seeds and set aside to cool before storing.
The nutrition label is calculated by per tablespoon.
Also check out my Paleo Strawberry Chia Pudding recipe. It goes perfectly well with Instant Pot Easy Strawberry Compote !