Strawberry Compote
  • 1½ (16-ounce) containers strawberries, chopped and divided
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons orange-flavored liqueur, such as Grand Marnier
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine all but 11/2 cups strawberries, sugar, liqueur, and vanilla. Bring mixture to a simmer over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring often, until sugar is dissolved, about 3 minutes. In a small bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons water and cornstarch, until smooth. Add cornstarch mixture to strawberries, and continue cooking, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat, and let cool slightly. Add remaining 1½ cups strawberries, and stir to combine. Cover, and refrigerate up to 3 days.
Recipe by Louisiana Cookin at