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

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.


  • 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


  • 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.

Top tip for making Winter fruit compote

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

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