Strawberry Compote

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Strawberry Compote
Strawberries macerated with gin, lime zest, and cardamom make an unexpected compote. Get the recipe for Strawberry Compote ». Todd Coleman

Serve this luscious sweet over ice cream, pound cake, or cheesecake. This recipe first appeared in our June/July 2011 BBQ issue along with Tracie McMillan's story Sweet Crusade.

Yield: makes About 3 Cups


  • 1 lb. strawberries, quartered
  • 3 tbsp. Demerara sugar
  • 2 tsp. dry gin
  • <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>4</sub> tsp. ground cardamom
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime


  • In a bowl, toss together berries, sugar, gin, cardamom, and lime zest and juice. Let sit until berries release their juice, about 10 minutes. Serve chilled or at room temperature.