Savory Apple Blueberry Compote

YIELD: 4 portions (about ½ cup each)


1 tablespoon butter or margarine
2 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
¼ cup thinly sliced onion
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, divided
1 teaspoon lemon juice


In a medium skillet over medium heat, melt butter
Add apples and onion
Cover and cook, stirring frequently, until apples are almost tender, 3 to 4 minutes
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch, sugar, salt and pepper
Stir in 2⁄3 cup water
Stir water mixture and ½ cup of the blueberries into the apples
Cook, stirring gently, until thickened and sauce begins to color, 1 to 3 minutes
Remove from heat, stir in lemon juice and remaining ½ cup of blueberries
Serve with sliced pork or ham, chicken, turkey or game