Blackberry Compote

We love this simple recipe for Blackberry Compote made using fruit picked fresh from the hedgerows near our Devon holiday cottages. It's great for a healthy breakfast or as a pudding.

What you need:

500g freshly picked blackberries
1-2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
150g brown sugar or 3 tablespoons of honey

What you do:

Cover the blackberries with water and leave overnight. In the morning, pick through them to remove any that are overripe or (the yukky bit) have maggots. Rinse the berries again, put into a saucepan and just cover with water. let them simmer gently for about 15 minutes, stirring in the sugar and cinnamon. Easy peasy!

Serve hot or cold with natural yoghurt, custard or cream. Store it in the fridge and use with 2 days.