Flathead Cherry Compote

Flathead Cherry Compote

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DarlisJ 15

"This simple compote is a great accompaniment to roasted lamb or beef. We live in Flathead Cherry country so that's what I use, but any sweet dark cherry will work."
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6 servings
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  1. Combine cherries, sugar, rosemary and water in saucepan, and bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and let simmer for about 15 minutes. Cherries will be tender and the liquid will be slightly thickened.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in balsamic vinegar. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Let stand at room temperature until cooled. Serve warm or cold, depending on personal preference, or store in the refrigerator.


This only takes a few minutes to make, yet it adds so much flavor, color, and specialness to your meal. The consistency should be a thin sauce with tender-firm cherries. If your sauce is too run...