Blueberry Pancakes with a Warm Berry Compote

After spending the afternoon yesterday picking blueberries, I went to sleep last night dreaming of the blueberry pancakes that I would make this morning. To go along with them I decided to make a warm berry compote. In a small sauce pan I added a couple of handfuls of fresh blueberries, a splash of water, the juice of one lemon, about a half of a cup or so of sugar, a little freshly grated ginger, about a third of a cup of my Oregon Berry jam, and a pinch of nutmeg. I let that mixture boil away while I made the pancakes. I used my favorite pancake recipe (but your own favorite, or even a boxed mix would work equally well) to which I added a splash of vanilla, the zest of one large lemon, a teaspoon or so of freshly grated ginger, and a generous grating of fresh nutmeg. In a buttered skillet I ladled out the pancake batter, then placed a small handful of blueberries on top of each, and made them as one usually would, placing the finished pancakes on a sheet pan in a 200º oven between batches to keep them warm. Once they were all finished, I added another handful of fresh blueberries to the now thickened syrup, and stirred in a half pint each of fresh raspberries and blackberries. Top your stack of pancakes with a generous amount of the berry compote and a dusting of powdered sugar, and you have a delicious breakfast well suited for any leisurely Sunday morning. Perfect for house guests, Mother’s day, or just a special summertime treat. Happy Eating!

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14 responses to “Blueberry Pancakes with a Warm Berry Compote

  1. Nancy

    OMG, when are you coming to my house to cook?
    pancakes, pancakes, now all I can think about is pancakes………

  2. My kind of breakfast!

  3. This is a lovely breakfast!

  4. Beautiful blueberry pancakes, I think it’s nice to dream about berries, good for you! Thanks for responding to my question about sugar in the shortcakes, I used to make shortcakes for a well known chef in SF who disliked sweet shortcakes so when I read your comment I was curious to get another take on the subject.

  5. those pancakes look incredible! those luscious fresh berries are amazing! Now I am going to be dreaming of those pancakes!

  6. woman&warrior

    My goodness, you make that sound easy! Seriously, those are some awesome picture.

    I really wish I could get into pancakes for breakfast. I’m just a salty/savory/egg breakfast kind of lady–and pancakes just seem like dessert to me!

    But, that said, I would love it if you made me those pancakes!

  7. Yummmmm looks delicious!!

  8. Ohmygoodnesss how heavenly do these look!? NomNoms!

  9. I am so glad I came across your blog! I LOVE IT! I am looking forward to following you and seeing more of your amazing recipes!

  10. Those pancakes look absolutely divine… I so rarely have pancakes, but this is the perfect recipe and it’s now giving me a massive craving for them.

    And the compote… words cannot express how delicious that looks.

  11. warm berries. on pancakes. i’m usually a waffle kind of girl, but this post just might get me flippin’ hot cakes in the near future. i love your photography, btw. your pics make me hungry!

  12. wow! that looks super good. super, super good!

  13. gorgeous pics! very enticing! i will definitely try this one..

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