Flathead Cherry Compote Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Flathead Cherry Compote Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Flathead Cherry Compote

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"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. If using frozen cherries, it usually isn't necessary to add the water."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    25 mins


  1. Heat the cherries, sugar, rosemary, and water in a saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer until cherries are tender and sauce is thickened, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Serve warm or cold.
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Feb 14, 2011

flathead cherries are a local favorite. I am often torn as to just eating them fresh since we can only savor them maybe 2 months out of the year or buying enough at peak to freeze or preserve. This is a great recipe for fresh, but I just tried it with some cherries I had fresh frozen. Summer in the middle of February. GREAT!

Jun 20, 2011

So good! I got my cherries from the farmers market and it didn't say the kind but they were dark and sweet. I served it over some chicken I just had pan fried with a little S&P and garlic powder. Perfect! If you don't like sweet meat you won't like this....I also would say the balsamic is a must!


5 Ratings

Feb 13, 2012

Ann says 'Give this a 10'.

Jun 13, 2011

Served for husband's 45th birthday dinner. Tasty and different. Served with Roasted Lamb with Root Vegetables and Strawberry Blue Cheese Salad.

Jul 14, 2011

I love, love, love Flathead cherries! Had a summer job sorting them as a teenager. This compote is delicious!!


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  • Calories
  • 68 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 65 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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