We love fruit, whether it is picking apples in the fall or stopping by the summer farmer’s market for some berries. What better way to use our favorite fruit then by adding it to this tasty, tart fruit compote? All it takes is a few minutes and we have a beautiful dish, full of color and flavor. We like including a bit of orange peel to give it an extra zesty taste. Compotes are a great addition to yogurt, pancakes, or spooned warm over ice cream. We enjoy serving our compote during Sunday brunch with family or as a sweet snack after dinner; a delicious fruit compote is good with pretty much any meal! This recipe is so easy, we know you’ll want to make it again and again. Best of all, it works great with both fresh or frozen fruit, so you can prepare it any time of the year.
Serves 10-12; 1 hour
- 12 pieces plums, pitted and quartered
- 4 pieces apples, cored and sliced
- 1 piece medium orange
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Combine plums, brown sugar, cinnamon, apples, juice from one orange, and 1 tablespoon of orange zest in a saucepan over medium heat.
- Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, then simmer for 10-15 minutes. Compote is ready when fruit has broken down and released its juices, and when sauce has started to reduce and thicken. Cook longer for more breakdown and extra syrup from the fruit.
- Allow to cool slightly before serving.
Recipe adapted from Eating Well