Fresh & Dried Fruit Compote
Serve this marvelous fruit compote for dessert or as part of a weekend brunch. Add the fresh fruits just before serving.
  • 1 cup dried peaches, halved
  • 1 cup dried apricots
  • 1 cup pitted prunes, halved
  • Half a lemon: sliced, seeds removed, and slices cut into half-moons
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 whole allspice berries
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 3 navel oranges
  • 1 mango, peeled and cut into chunks

1. In large nonstick saucepan, combine dried fruit, lemon slices, apple juice, water, brown sugar, cinnamon stick, allspice and cloves. Stir to dissolve sugar. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until fruit is very soft, 15 to 20 minutes.

2. Remove from heat and pour dried fruit mixture into a serving bowl. Cool to warm (or place in freezer to quick-chill), then remove cinnamon stick, allspice berries and cloves.

3. Meanwhile, with a knife, remove peel and white pith from oranges. Working over a bowl, cut out sections from between membranes, letting sections drop into bowl, squeeze juice from membranes over sections.

4. Stir orange sections, juice and the mango into fruit mixture. Serve at room temperature or lightly chilled.

Nutritional Information
Per serving: 232 calories, 0.5g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0.2g monounsaturated fat, 0.1g polyunsaturated fat, 5.9g dietary fiber, 3g protein, 60g carbohydrate, 0mg cholesterol, 10mg sodium.
Good source of: beta-carotene, fiber, potassium, vitamin C.

Date Published: 09/19/2005 > Printer-friendly Version

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