Easy Mango Compote Recipe (2024)

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This mango compote is easy, quick and tasty. Make it in 15 minutes with 4 ingredients, using fresh or frozen mangoes. Great on pancakes, ice cream and more!

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tropical compote

This mango compote is so quick and easy!

It's a wonderful way to use up fresh seasonal mangoes, but it also works perfectly with frozen mango!

I've added lime for a bit of extra zing.

It really brings out the flavour of the mango.

But feel free to swap it to lemon or leave it out!

You only need 4 ingredients and 15 minutes to make it, so I often whip up a batch while making pancakes, and use it to top them.

I love super simple ways to eat fruit and veg. Sometimes recipes don't need to be elaborate or full of unusual ingredients.

You can showcase the beautiful flavours of produce with just a few minutes and some care.

Be sure to check out my list of the Best Fruit Compote Recipes.

fresh or frozen

I love eating fresh mango when it's in season.

It doesn't need adornment at the height of the season, just a knife and a napkin to wipe the sweet juices from my chin.

But mango can be pricey and it's not always readily available.

I had some frozen mango chunks in the freezer so I quickly turned them into this sweet and tangy compote.

This mango compote recipe was originally published on August 15 2017. Republished with new photos and text on 11 June 2019.

reader testimonials

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I used fresh mango for this recipe and it comes out so good. Love how easy it is! - Ashley
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "This was a great way to use mangoes. I'd never made a compote, but it was a great topping for fluffy pancakes! Yum!" - Yaya
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Such a yum pancake topping. I used frozen mango. - Cind
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "This is my go-to topping for yogurt and granola in the mornings. I love your pineapple compote too" - Jasmina

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A compote is such an easy way to turn fruit into something sensational.

My mum always makes my kids stewed apples to top their porridge, quickly turning bruised and blemished apples from the tree from something they shun, to something they devour.

Seriously, devour.

Slices cooked down with a pinch of cinnamon and they're waiting at the stove, ready to tuck in.

The same goes for most fruit. Just cooking it into a glorious fruity chunky mush makes it wonderful.

This mango compote is so quick and easy, needing nothing more than a squeeze of citrus, sweetener and a few minutes of stirring.

It's then ready to top:
or anything you can think of.

step by step tutorial

It's easy to make this mango compote recipe!

Just follow these simple step-by-step instructions and then scroll down to the recipe card for the full ingredient amounts and method.

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1. Add the fresh or frozen mango chunks to a pot.

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2. Add the lime and/or lemon juice and sugar

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3. Stir and heat over a medium heat for 10 minutes until the pieces break down and soften.
4. Enjoy!

Scroll down for the full recipe and ingredients list.

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serving suggestions

Try the mango compote on one of these for a zingy burst of flavour!

  • Pancakes (try my vegan pancakes)
  • Toast
  • Crepes
  • Cake filling
  • Waffles (try my easy vegan waffles)
  • Yogurt
  • Smoothie bowl

I love it on waffles with toasted coconut flakes and lime zest. It's zingy, fruity, sweet and tart - all at once.

compote recipes

Compote is so quick and easy that I make it all the time. Try these flavours:
Raspberry Compote
Winter spiced berry Compote
Pineapple Compote
Plum Compote
Peach Compote
Blackberry Compote
Blueberry Compote

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mango recipes

Looking for more recipes using mango? Try these!

Turmeric mango lassi with candied black pepper almonds
Mexican grilled chipotle salad in tortilla bowls
Mango Salad
Mango Syrup - perfect on desserts, pancakes, drinks....

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Easy Mango Compote Recipe

Kate Hackworthy | Veggie Desserts

An easy recipe for flavourful mango compote. Use fresh or frozen mango. Ready in just 15 minutes!

4.95 from 19 votes

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Prep Time 5 minutes mins

Cook Time 10 minutes mins

Total Time 15 minutes mins

Course Dips and Spreads, Side Dish

Cuisine American, British, International

Servings 8

Calories 18 kcal


  • 1 ½ cups (250g) mango chunks fresh or frozen
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • juice of ½ lime
  • juice of ½ lemon


  • In a small saucepan, mix the mango, sugar, lime and lemon juice. Cook over a medium heat, allowing it to bubble and reduce, for 10 minutes, stirring often.

  • Can be served warm or cold on waffles, pancakes, ice cream, yogurt, granola etc...



Calories: 18kcalCarbohydrates: 4gPotassium: 52mgSugar: 4gVitamin A: 340IUVitamin C: 11.4mgCalcium: 3mgIron: 0.1mg

The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.

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