Warm Fruit Compote
A good winter dessert when fresh fruit supplies are limited.
Prepare ahead: The compote can be made several days in advance, cooled, covered, and refrigerated.
Preparation Time10 min
Preparation Time - Text10 mins
Cooking Time5 min
Cooking Time - Text10
Total Timeunder 30 minutes
Make Ahead RecipeYes
One Pot MealYes
Mealbreakfast, brunch, dinner, lunch
Taste and Texturefruity, sweet, tart
Type of Dishcompote, fruit
- 2 tbsp butter
- 6 pitted dried plums, chopped
- 6 dried apricots, chopped
- 2 large apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
- 1 firm ripe pear, peeled, cored, and chopped
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 tsp sugar
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- Yogurt or honey, to serve
Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add the fruit and cinnamon stick. Cook gently, stirring often, until the fruit has completely softened.
Stir in the sugar and heat for a couple of minutes, or until the sugar has dissolved.
Remove the pan from the heat, and stir in the lemon juice. Serve warm with a spoonful of yogurt or a drizzle of honey.
2008 Dorling Kindersley