Cherry Filling and Compote recipe can be used for any fruit – strawberry, cape gooseberry, peach etc. The fresh cherries are cooked in sugar to give a deliciously thick compote.
All you need is little corn starch, sugar and fresh or frozen cherries. You may need to adjust water if you are using fresh cherries.
It pairs well with most desserts and you can feel free to replace cherries with strawberries or any other fruit of your choice. It is perfectly balanced in sweetness and tartness.
Cherry Filling and Compote
- 3 cups fresh cherries pitted
- 2 tbsp rum
- ¼ cup sugar powdered
- 1 tbsp corn starch
- ¼ cup water
- In a sauce pan, add cherries and rum. Whisk together cornstarch and sugar in a separate bowl and then add to the cherries in the pan. Add water and cook over low heat until the cherries come to a boil and the sauce thickens. The sauce should be thick and transparent. It should take roughly 10 minutes or less. And the fruit should be tender if using fresh cherries.
- Transfer to a bowl and allow to cool completely. You can even store the compote for future use. It lasts upto a week in refrigerator.
- You may need to adjust water basis on how much time it takes to cook cherries as well as thickening.
- Indian local cherries are not so red. They are more on tart flavour than sweet.