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Ginger Berry Compote with Angel Food Cake

This compote livens up angel food cake and is delicious on ice cream, yogurt, oatmeal, or pancakes.

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  • Servings: 8
Ginger Berry Compote with Angel Food Cake

Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2006


  • 1 bag (1 pound) frozen mixed berries, unthawed
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 (about 13 ounces) store-bought angel food cake, for serving


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine berries, sugar, zest, and ginger. Cook, stirring occasionally, over medium heat, until berries have softened and released their juices, 10 to 12 minutes. Let compote cool slightly.

  2. Cut angel food cake into 8 wedges. Spoon compote over or alongside cake wedges and serve. (Compote can be served at room temperature or cold.)


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