Here's one for your summer-party recipe stash. Wine and black pepper make the compote sophisticated, and you can put the whole thing together in minutes--for guests to serve themselves.

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Credit: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Robyn Valarik

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cool:
25 mins
total:
50 mins
Yield:
Serves 8 as an appetizer
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Put berries, wine, and sugar in a medium saucepan and coarsely mash with a potato masher. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, until reduced to 2/3 cup, 10 to 20 minutes. Add pepper to taste. Let cool to room temperature, about 25 minutes.

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  • Spoon compote into a small bowl. Set on a board alongside cheese, basil, a pepper grinder, and crackers for guests to serve themselves.

  • Make ahead: Through step 1, up to 3 days, chilled.

Chef's Notes

Nutritional analysis is per appetizer serving.

Nutrition Facts

81 calories; calories from fat 33%; protein 3g; fat 3g; saturated fat 2.1g; carbohydrates 11g; fiber 0.6g; sodium 53mg; cholesterol 6.5mg.
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