Winter fruit compote Recipe

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  • Dairy-free
  • Healthy
  • Low-fat

serves:

8

Skill:

easy

Cost:

cheap

Prep:

15 min

Cooking:

15 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 184 kCal 9%
Fat 0.5g 1%

This winter fruit compote of spiced pears, apricots and prunes makes a delicious, healthy breakfast or pudding. Not only does it taste great it’s low in calories. A perfect way to get some of your 5-a-day.

Ingredients

  • 4 firm ripe pears, peeled and quartered
  • 1 vanilla pod, halved and seeds scraped out
  • 4 tbsp clear honey
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Finely grated zest and juice of 1 orange
  • 200g (7oz) ready-to-eat apricots
  • 200g (7oz) ready-to-eat prunes
  • 50g (2oz) Craisins (or dried cranberries)
  • 100ml (3½fl oz) elderflower cordial

Method

  • Put the pears in a pan large enough to fit them snugly in one layer and cover with 450ml (¾ pint) water. Add the vanilla pod and seeds, honey, cinnamon stick, orange zest and juice.

  • Bring to a simmer, cover and cook for 10 mins until the pears are just tender.

  • Add the apricots, prunes, Craisins and elderflower cordial, cover and cool.

  • Store, covered, in the fridge for up to 1 week.

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Top Tip

This is great for breakfast or as a pudding and can be prepared in advance and kept in the fridge for up to 1 week. Try it with other dried fruits, like apples and sultanas.