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Instant Pot Strawberry Compote Recipe

Written by: Lucas Johnson

Whipped up a quick strawberry compote in my trusty instant pot. Fresh strawberries, a dash of sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla - so simple, yet so delicious. Perfect topping for my morning pancakes!

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Here's something I've been whipping up in my kitchen lately - an instant pot strawberry compote. It's sweet, tangy, a little bit of heaven in a bowl. You'll love how the strawberries become soft and jammy, blending beautifully with sugar, lemon, and vanilla. It's simple, quick, and perfect for dressing up everything from pancakes to ice cream. Can't wait for you to try it!

Ingredients for Strawberry Compote in the Instant Pot

  • Fresh strawberries: Sweet, juicy, and vibrant, they are the star of the compote, adding natural sweetness and a burst of flavor.
  • Granulated sugar: Balances the tartness of the strawberries, helping to enhance their natural sweetness and create a syrupy texture.
  • Lemon juice: Adds a bright, tangy flavor that complements the sweetness of the strawberries, enhancing the overall taste of the compote.
  • Vanilla extract: Infuses a subtle, aromatic flavor that rounds out the compote, adding depth and complexity to the strawberry mixture.

Essential Tools for Making Strawberry Compote

  • Instant Pot: Speeds up cooking process for quick and efficient strawberry compote preparation.
  • Knife: Essential for hulling and slicing fresh strawberries before adding them to the Instant Pot.
  • Measuring cup: Ensures accurate amounts of sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla extract are added for perfect flavor balance.

Serves: 6 people

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes


  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Place the sliced strawberries, sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla extract in the Instant Pot.
  2. Close the lid and set the Instant Pot to Manual, High Pressure for 1 minute.
  3. Once the cooking time is up, allow for a natural pressure release for 5 minutes, then do a quick pressure release.
  4. Open the lid and stir the compote. If you prefer a thicker consistency, you can simmer on sauté mode for a few more minutes.
  5. Serve the strawberry compote warm or cold over pancakes, waffles, ice cream, or yogurt.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 70 kcal | Carbohydrates: 18 g | Protein: 1 g | Total Fat: 0 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 0 mg | Dietary Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 15 g | Calcium: 20 mg | Potassium: 150 mg | Iron: 0.5 mg | Vitamin A: 0 µg | Vitamin C: 60 mg

Tips for Storing and Freezing Strawberry Compote

Make Ahead Instructions

  • The strawberry compote can be made ahead and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Freezing Instructions

  • To freeze the compote, let it cool completely, then transfer it to a freezer-safe container or bag. It can be frozen for up to 3 months.

Did you know that adding a pinch of black pepper to this strawberry compote can enhance the flavor and bring out the sweetness of the strawberries even more? It's a little trick that can take your compote to the next level!

Common Questions About Making Strawberry Compote in the Instant Pot

Can I use frozen strawberries instead of fresh for this recipe?
Yes, you can use frozen strawberries, but keep in mind that the texture may be slightly different than using fresh strawberries.
How long can I store the strawberry compote?
You can store the strawberry compote in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Can I adjust the sweetness of the compote?
Absolutely, feel free to adjust the amount of sugar based on your preference for sweetness.
Is it necessary to add lemon juice to the compote?
The lemon juice adds a nice tanginess to balance the sweetness of the strawberries, but you can omit it if you prefer.
Can I double the recipe in the instant pot?
It's best not to double the recipe in the instant pot to ensure proper cooking and pressure build-up. It's recommended to make separate batches if you need more compote.

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