Dried Fruit Compote

Dried Fruit Compote

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From: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 1998

This quick and easy fruit compote is handy to have on hand for days when you're struggling to get all your servings of fruit.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 4 cups white grape juice, or apple juice
  • 2 teaspoons aniseed, or 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1½ teaspoon honey
  • Fresh zest of 1 lemon, cut into julienne
  • 1 12-ounce package mixed dried fruit, such as apricots, apples, pears, peaches and prunes


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  1. Combine grape (or apple) juice, aniseed (or cinnamon stick), honey and lemon zest in a large saucepan. Bring to a simmer over low heat. Add fruit and simmer, uncovered, until softened, about 10 minutes.
  2. Transfer fruit to a bowl with a slotted spoon. Increase heat to medium and simmer poaching liquid until reduced to 1 cup, 10 to 15 minutes. Pour over the reserved fruit. Refrigerate, covered, until cold, several hours or overnight.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 241 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 4 g fiber; 61 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 0 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 43 g sugars; 0 IU vitamin A; 47 mg vitamin C; 17 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 99 mg sodium; 278 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (78% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 4
  • Exchanges: 4 fruit

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