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Warm Fruit Compote

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Categories: Christmas, Hanukkah, Low-fat, Quick to fix, Sweet, Thanksgiving
Type: Desserts and Baked Goods

A good winter dessert when fresh fruit supplies are limited

Prep Time: prep 10 mins

Cooking Time: cook 5-10 mins

Serves: makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 6 pitted dried plums, chopped
  • 6 dried apricots, chopped
  • 2 large apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1 firm ripe pear, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • yogurt or honey, to serve
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Directions:

  1. Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add the fruit and cinnamon stick. Cook gently, stirring often, until the fruit has completely softened.
  2. Stir in the sugar and heat for a couple of minutes, or until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat, and stir in the lemon juice. Serve warm with a spoonful of yogurt or a drizzle of honey.
Tips:
  • prep 10 mins; cook 5-10 mins

excerpted from:

Excerpted from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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