Fruit compote is basically fruit cooked with a little juice or water which produces a syrupy fruit mixture (the French word compȏte meaning « mixture »). If your fruit is sour, you may add a little sugar, honey or maple syrup. For more flavor, you may add ginger, cinnamon, or another spice. Compote cooks quite quickly, enough for the fruit to release lots of juice while still holding their shape. It’s a simple way of turning summer bounty or stale or frozen fruit into something delicious. A good anti-waste solution! Besides il can be frozen to extend its shelf life even further. So enjoy the delicious taste of fruits and their health benefits with these 10 fruit compote recipes.
This revisited applesauce recipe will appeal to young and old alike. The apple peel is kept for additional vitamins and to give the compote a magnificent color.
Cherries and peaches go well together, while star anise and ginger add extra flavor to this recipe. To savor without restraint!
I make batches of this recipe when the plums are plentiful: an easy way to keep a taste of summer once the warmth has passed.