If you’re unfamiliar with the term, ‘compote’ is a sauce of fruit stewed in syrup. Compote can be served on top of desserts like ice cream or cheesecake, on oatmeal, mixed into yogurt, on top of pancakes, and more. Today I’m sharing an easy and delicious peach compote recipe. These sweet and tangy stewed peaches are prepared in your Instant Pot or pressure cooker, making this fruit sauce hands-off and easy to cook. If you’re looking for Instant Pot peach recipes, you’ll want to pin this Instant Pot compote!
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How to make peach compote in the Instant Pot
To make this Instant Pot compote, start by placing 3 cups of chopped ripe peaches (about 3-4 peaches, pitted) in the inner pot of a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as an Instant Pot). Sprinkle some brown sugar evenly over the top of the peaches, and let it sit for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, stir in fresh lemon juice, water, and ground cinnamon.
Close and lock the pressure cooker lid and set the timer for 1 minute at high pressure. It will take about 6 minutes for the pot to reach pressure before the cooking time begins. After the pressure cooking time ends allow the pressure to release from the pot naturally for 10 minutes before releasing the remaining pressure using the manufacturer’s quick release method.
Unlock and remove the lid, then select the Saute function on your pot. Cook, stirring and smashing the peach chunks with a spoon until you have a thick, chunky consistency (this will take about 2 minutes). Press Cancel to end the Saute function.
Allow the Instant Pot compote to cool a bit, then you can either serve it immediately, or store the peach compote in jars in the refrigerator to serve later.
How to serve peach compote
Peach compote is great as a topping for breakfasts (like oatmeal, pancakes, or yogurt), or as a topping on desserts (like ice cream or cheesecake). Since this is an Instant Pot compote, it’s a very easy and hands-off peach compote recipe.
Here’s the Instant Pot Peach Compote recipe!