compote is perfect for topping pies and cakes--- in this case, cheesecake (which to me is sort of a piecake). we bought the cheesecake from trader joe's (haha) but made the compote. my goal in the next little while is to make cheesecake from scratch... since i never have.
the compote was yummmmm and super easy. (recipe can be used with other berries too, i'm sure.)ingredients (make 2 cups):
3 pints fresh strawberries, sliced
1 cup sugar
2 Tbs lemon juice (i used lime juice and it was mmm mmm)
---we didn't make this much as our cheesecake wasn't too big... so we sort of halved everything.
In a non-reactive saucepan, over medium heat, combine 2 pints of the strawberries, sugar and juice. Bring the liquid to a boil, reduce the heat to medium and simmer until the fruit is soft, about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool.
In a food processor, fitted with a metal blade, puree the strawberries until smooth. (I'm sure a blender would work too!) Turn into a mixing bowl, and add the remaining sliced strawberries. Mix well.
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