Looking for a dessert that can be prepared in a jiffy? Try this quick and easy Dried Fruit Compote.
The culinary definition of compote states that it is “served
as a chilled dish made up of fresh or dried fruit that’s been slowly cooked in
a sugar syrup – and – could contain liquor or liqueur and sometimes spices.”
whole cloves and lemon peel.
|Dried Fruit Compote topped with plain Greek yogurt, ground cinnamon, and chopped pistachios.|
Quick and Easy Dried Fruit Compote
|Spices & Cheesecloth|
(*Note: If cooking this on the stovetop, the spices
can be placed in a tea strainer with a screw-on lid. See directions below.)
|Left – tea strainer; Right – spices wrapped in cheesecloth and tied|
spices/lemon peel. Add enough water to cover the
reach a boil. Remove and discard the spices. Stir compote.
|Compote – cooked and ready to serve – or -refrigerate until serving time.|
Serve hot or at room temperature – or – cover bowl and refrigerate overnight.
with a dollop of plain or vanilla yogurt and a sprinkling of ground cinnamon and chopped nuts.
Using a large enough pot to hold the ingredients, combine dried fruit, honey or 2 Tbsp. dark brown sugar, and spices that are in a tea strainer or wrapped in cheesecloth. Add enough water to cover ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 20 minutes or until fruit is tender. Remove and discard spices. Serve hot or at room temperature -or- cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Garnish as mentioned above, if desired.