French Toast with Warm Berry Compote

French Toast with Warm Berry Compote

At our house, we eat French Toast for more than must breakfast, and I’m thankful my kids enjoy having “breakfast for dinner” pretty darn often!  This compote is easy to whip up and it takes my French Toast to a whole new level.  Feel free to substitute any type of fruit combination you’d like – you will likely need to adjust the amount of sugar a bit.  

1 batch Berry Compote, recipe below
1 batch of your favorite French Toast

Berry Compote
2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries
1 cup fresh or frozen bing cherries
zest of half an orange
3 Tbs. orange juice
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. fresh ginger
sugar, to taste (approx. 2-3 Tbs., depending on tartness of berries)

Place fruit and their juices into a saucepan over medium heat; bring to a low boil, then reduce heat and simmer over medium low for 10-12 minutes.  As berries soften, use a wooden spoon or potato masher to mash slightly.  Compote will thicken further upon cooling a bit.  Serve warm over thick slices of freshly made French Toast.

Store compote in the fridge and reheat to use again.

Compote is also delicious served over pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, quinoa, and in making ice cream sundaes.

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