Gingered Fruit Compote
To section an orange, remove the peel and any spongy pith. Use a sharp paring knife to cut between the membranes to release the sections. Do this over a bowl to catch the orange sections and juice as you work.
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon thinly slivered fresh ginger
  • 3 Golden Delicious apples, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch chunks
  • 1/2 cup dried pears, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 3 strips of orange zest
  • 2 oranges, peeled and sectioned

1. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, water, and ginger. Bring to a boil over high heat. Add the apples and dried pear. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, uncovered, until the fruit is softened, about 5 minutes.

2. Add the cranberries and cook, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries pop, about 5 minutes. Stir in the orange sections and remove from the heat. Transfer the compote to a bowl and serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutritional Information
Per serving: 172 calories, 0.2g total fat (0g saturated), 0mg cholesterol, 4.9g dietary fiber (1.3g soluble), 45g carbohydrate, 1g protein, 3mg sodium.
Good source of: fiber, vitamin C.

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

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