Spicy Fruit Compote

Looking for a fruit dessert? Then check out this spicy compote that’s perfect for French cuisine.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1
cup orange juice
1/2
cup water
1/3
cup maple-flavored syrup, real maple syrup or packed brown sugar
1/2
cup sweetened dried cranberries
1/3
cup dried apricots, cut in half
2
pears or apples, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces
2
tablespoons sugar
1/4
teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2
cinnamon sticks
  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, mix all ingredients until blended. Heat to boiling over medium high heat; reduce heat to low. Simmer uncovered 8 to 12 minutes or until pears are tender.
  • 2 Let stand at room temperature 10 minutes. Remove cinnamon sticks. Serve compote warm or cold.

Expert Tips

Make the compote up to 4 days ahead of time; cover and refrigerate. Serve cold, or reheat in the microwave on High 1 to 2 minutes until warm.

Substitute ground cinnamon for the pumpkin pie spice, raisins for the cranberries and dried peaches for the apricots.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
0),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
10mg
10%;
Total Carbohydrate
43g
43%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
34g
34%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 1 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.