While maple syrup complements waffles and pancakes wonderfully, this flexible and easy compote is much more flavorful and not overpoweringly sweet. If you wish, you can substitute blackberries for the blueberries—the recipe just requires a change of name.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10-15 minutes
3-4 cups frozen blueberries
1 chopped orange (or if not available, 1/2 cup orange juice)
1/2 cup applesauce (optional)
1 to 1-1/2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh ginger
1-2 tablespoons maple syrup or agave nectar
zest of 1/2 orange
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil, then simmer on low for about 10 minutes until the liquid is reduced to a syrup. Serve warm over fresh waffles, pancakes, or french toast.