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June 27, 2017

Balsamic Peach Compote

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Jazz up plain French toast, pancakes or waffles this weekend by adding a gorgeous Balsamic Peach Compote! This sweet-tangy compote makes the perfect warm month topping for your favorite breakfast. Frozen peaches cook down with a little sugar and water, then when they’re fall-apart delicious, add a little balsamic vinegar for tanginess. Serve the compote warm warm atop any favorite carb-based breakfast to add peach sweetness to breakfast or brunch!

Jazz up plain French toast, pancakes or waffles by adding Balsamic Peach Compote! This sweet-tangy compote makes the perfect summer breakfast topping. #recipe

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I’ve been thinking a lot about weekend traditions recently.

Probably because our little family has a tradition that includes at least one carb-centric breakfast that we make together most weekends.

And probably because we haven’t had the chance to do this recently since Winston spent the last month in Alaska. (“Laska,” according to Lady A.)

However, since he’s back in town, we’re going to jump back on our pancake/French toast/waffle weekend game.

Jazz up plain French toast, pancakes or waffles by adding Balsamic Peach Compote! This sweet-tangy compote makes the perfect summer breakfast topping. #recipe

Our laid back weekend morning tradition harkens back to the days when we were dating in college.

I never knew being in the kitchen with someone could be so enjoyable, and it’s been our thing ever since.

I love lazy mornings spent together, laughing while we whip up a decadent breakfast.

Jazz up plain French toast, pancakes or waffles by adding Balsamic Peach Compote! This sweet-tangy compote makes the perfect summer breakfast topping. #recipe

This particular recipe came into being one of those lazy Saturday mornings. That morning, we were making waffles, and when Winston realized we had peaches in the freezer, he made a suggestion.

“Why don’t we just make some kind of compote and put it on top of our waffles?”

With that simple question, I immediately threw the frozen peaches into a sauce pan, adding a little sugar and water as I turned on the heat, smiling back at him.

“That sounds like the best idea I’ve heard all morning.”

Jazz up plain French toast, pancakes or waffles by adding Balsamic Peach Compote! This sweet-tangy compote makes the perfect summer breakfast topping. #recipe

The rest, as they say, is history.

Here we are, years later, and we’re still going strong. So is this Balsamic Peach Compote.

And it’s so easy to make at home, y’all. So easy. And so tasty for a variety of breakfast goods or a sweet dessert topper.

Jazz up plain French toast, pancakes or waffles by adding Balsamic Peach Compote! This sweet-tangy compote makes the perfect summer breakfast topping. #recipe

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Jazz up plain French toast, pancakes or waffles by adding Balsamic Peach Compote! This sweet-tangy compote makes the perfect summer breakfast topping. #recipe

Now who’s ready for some Balsamic Peach Compote?

I am, I am!

Scroll on down to learn how to make this goodness…

Jazz up plain French toast, pancakes or waffles by adding Balsamic Peach Compote! This sweet-tangy compote makes the perfect summer breakfast topping. #recipe

Balsamic Peach Compote
Yield: 4 servings

Balsamic Peach Compote

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Jazz up plain French toast, pancakes or waffles this weekend by adding a gorgeous Balsamic Peach Compote! This sweet-tangy compote makes the perfect warm month topping for your favorite breakfast. Frozen peaches cook down with a little sugar and water, then when they're fall-apart delicious, add a little balsamic vinegar for tanginess. Serve the compote warm warm atop any favorite carb-based breakfast to add peach sweetness to breakfast or brunch!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen peaches, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  1. Place a medium-sized saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Measure out the peaches, and add them to the saucepan. Add the water and sugar to the pan, too.
  3. Bring the ingredients to a boil, heating until the peaches start to break apart.
  4. When peaches begin breaking down into smaller pieces, add the balsamic vinegar and cook for another 5-10 minutes.
  5. Serve warm on top of French Toast, Waffles or Pancakes (or even DESSERT!), and enjoy!

Notes

Fresh peaches can be used in this recipe, too. Cook time will be a little shorter, so keep an eye on the texture of the compote as it cooks down.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 55 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 1mg Carbohydrates: 14g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 13g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g
Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

The photos and recipe for this Peach Compote were originally published on March 21, 2012. The photographs, along with the text of this blog post, were updated on June 27, 2017.


28 Comments

  1. Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen

    Decadent breakfast eh? Book me a seat! This sounds divine. I love the photos – definitely plate-licking stuff 🙂

    • Erin

      Thanks so much, Hester! I’m all for a decadent breakfast, too. It’s pretty much one of the BEST things about the weekends. 🙂

  2. Jessica

    Wow damn that looks really good. Fresh, in season peaches are a favorite, I like this!

    • Erin

      It really IS good! And I agree – you can’t beat a fresh peach!

  3. brandi

    i love the idea of that bit of balsamic, too. looks perfect for a weekend breakfast!

    • Erin

      Thanks, Brandi! It really was a perfect thing for a lazy weekend breakfast. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. RossC

    Wanting a simple topping for a gift of “Mason Jar Pound Cake”, I googled ‘frozen fruit compote’.. That lead me to this page..

    Simple, delicious recipe to top our slices of pound cake.. Used my raspberry balsamic for a bit of another flavor layer..

    3 years after you posted this but as timely as can be…
    I will be looking through your blog for other goodies…

    Thank you…. :O)

    Ross

    • Erin

      So happy that this compote worked wonderfully for you and that it went well on your pound cake! Thanks for leaving this comment — it has made me smile today knowing this helped someone out very long after the post went live!

  5. Delaney | Melanie Makes

    I would love to have this for breakfast!

    • Erin

      I’ll just send some your way. 😉

  6. Meghan @ Cake 'n Knife

    WOWZA I need that balsamic peach compete in my life for ALL the things. I would love to try it on vanilla ice cream!

    • Erin

      Seriously. It’s so good for SO many things. And I bet it would be ah-mazing on vanilla ice cream!

  7. Jenn Peas and Crayons

    Ohmygosh Erin your photos are magnificent! I’m in awe of this gorgeous recipe!

    • Erin

      Thank you so much, Jenn! I had a lot of fun shooting these photos… and then gobbling up the compote and pancakes! 😉

  8. Elaine @ Dishes Delish

    My grandmother used to make something very similar to this. Though she didn’t put it on pancakes. That is simply brilliant. I love peaches and can’t wait to try your version!!

    • Erin

      I love that your grandmother made something similar to this! What would she use it on? We’re huge peach fans, too, so I’m always looking for new ways to enjoy ’em!

  9. Dorothy Reinhold

    I am a total believer in a carb loaded weekend breakfast! Great family time! I want this compote on ice cream too!

    • Erin

      The carb loaded weekend breakfast is the BEST! And I bet this compote would be brilliant on ice cream! I’m sad I haven’t tried that iteration yet. 😉

  10. Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet

    That looks positively mouth-watering, YUM!

    • Erin

      Thank you so much, Kimberly!

  11. Madison | A Joyfully Mad Kitchen

    HOLD THE PHONE. This compote looks totally drool worthy. I am all about making my French toast even more exciting. Can’t wait to make this!

    • Erin

      Thank you, Madison! I hope that this compote does wonderful things to your French toast and elevates your breakfast/brunch plans even more! Can’t go wrong with peaches in the summertime.

  12. Cookin Canuck

    There’s nothing better on a weekend morning than pancakes with a great compote. This peach one sounds awesome!

  13. Nutmeg Nanny

    I am so glad it’s peach season because this looks delicious! Thank you for sharing!

  14. Alia @ Everyday Easy Eats

    Oh I would love to have this on top of some pancakes tomorrow morning for breakfast! Great post! 🙂

  15. cakespy

    WOW, I am imagining so many uses for this stuff – I’m thinking peanut butter sandwiches, a sweet/savory shortcake, possibly even as a side with grilled chicken. Awesome!

  16. Dulce

    So good. I’ve been making this with peaches I’d frozen from tree to eat with yogurt and granola. Thanks for the recipe.

    • Erin

      Dulce, this makes me SO happy to hear! I love that you’ve been making this compote from peaches you froze from the tree. 🙂 Also, I am insanely jealous that you’ve got a peach tree–that sounds like a dream.

      Thanks so much for leaving this comment. I hope you continue to enjoy this compote through the summer, too!

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