The Best Strawberry Compote, Ever!

The Best Strawberry Compote, Ever!

WARNING… when you make this Strawberry Compote and serve it to friends, they will be lined up at your door begging for more! They just may even stop by unannounced, insisting that they were just in the neighborhood and well what do you know they’re holding a box of strawberries! Ha Ha Ha…
Seriously, this will be one of the BEST desserts you’ll ever make and it may just even replace dinner all together.

Let’s start…

Ingredients
For Compote and Cake:
4-6 pints (green baskets) Ripe Strawberries
1 Entenmann’s Butter Cake or Duncan Hines “classic white” boxed Cake
Brown Sugar to taste
1-2 tsp Vanilla Extract

For Whipped Topping:
1 pint or smaller size Heavy Whipping Cream
Brown Sugar to taste

Put it together
If you plan to make your own cake, bake it ahead of time and set aside to cool. If you would like to punch up the cake flavor, add about 1 tsp of vanilla extract to the cake mix…yum! Next, wash the strawberries and remove the green parts. Cut each berry in half and place them in a food processor. Add some brown sugar and 1-2 tsp of the vanilla and blend until you have a nice puree. Taste the mixture and adjust the amount of brown sugar to your liking. Tastes good already, huh?
Now, for the whipped topping, pour the heavy cream into a mixer and add some of the brown sugar. Mix until you have a somewhat stiff consistency. Be careful not to over mix unless you like it that way. Taste the cream and adjust the sweetness by adding more sugar to your liking.

Serve
Now that your cake has cooled, slice the cake into generously sized square cuts. Pour the strawberry puree on the top enough to cover but with a little cake exposed on the side. (see featured image) Now, add a healthy dollop of whipped cream to the top and you’re ready to serve.  Garnish with a sprig of mint, optional.
Tutu Notes:
Last weekend I took a trip to Topanga Canyon. The Strawberries used in this recipe came from a stand on the side of the road.( just look for the strawberry sign) The WOW in the dessert really starts with a good batch of berries. As you can see the color is beautiful and they were so fragrant. If visiting Topanga is not an option try your local Farmer’s Market, they should have some great choices there!

Enjoy~

Strawberries from Topanga Canyon Road

From me to you…

Tutu

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Comments

  1. jumpingpolarbear says:

    Looks delicious :).

  2. I was one of those who stopped by with a basket of strawberries. This is very delicious!

    • Hahahahaaa…I’m glad you enjoyed, Dr. Stan! Oh, and thank you for the great CD…we will have to work together soon to create some music for Tutu’s Make Shoppe!

  3. This looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for the great recipe! Can’t wait to try it!!

  4. I’m salivating over here! 🙂

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