When the selection of fruit in the winter is lacking, poaching shelf-stable dried fruit in lemon-infused green tea creates a luscious fruit compote. Serve topped with low-fat plain yogurt and chopped pistachios for breakfast or dessert. Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2008

Patsy Jamieson
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Steep tea bags in boiling water for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove tea bags. Stir sugar and lemon zest into the tea. Cut any large pieces of fruit into halves or quarters. Place the fruit and tea in a 4-quart or larger slow cooker. Cover and cook until the fruit is plump and tender and the liquid is syrupy, 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours on high or 3 1/2 to 4 hours on low. Transfer to a bowl and let cool slightly. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.

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Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 4 days.

For easy cleanup, try a slow-cooker liner. These heat-resistant, disposable liners fit neatly inside the insert and help prevent food from sticking to the bottom and sides of your slow cooker.

Nutrition Facts

150 calories; 0.3 g total fat; 10 mg sodium. 462 mg potassium; 39.5 g carbohydrates; 4.5 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 1.4 g protein; 1385 IU vitamin a iu; 3 mg vitamin c; 2 mcg folate; 22 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 22 mg magnesium; 3 g added sugar;

Reviews (17)

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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2018
Very good flavours of green tea and pistachios blend wonderfully with fruits and yogurt. Recipe have not enough water in my opinion next time I'll use one more cup of water and more tea. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
09/08/2013
I thought this was good for a sweet tooth so not just for breakfast. But gives u a good boost to start the day. No slow cooker needed I put it in a casserole dish and put in the oven for an hour and came out fine. Will make again. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
07/21/2013
A little too rich for my taste To be completely transparent I knew I wasn't going to like this going into it but it was on the 28 day weight loss menu so I gave it a shot. I'd say it's ok. I'd eat it again but wouldn't go out of my way to make it. Really rich/sweet. I added a dollop of Plain Yogurt and Pumpkin Seeds and that definitely helped to cut the richness. Just a note... there is no way I'd have time to make this in a crock pot in the morning and didn't want to make a full recipe so I adapted it for stovetop just bringing it to a boil then simmering and stirring until liquid was evaporated (about 25 minutes). Came out fine I assume it is same as what I would have gotten in crock pot just less time. Pros: Easy Cons: Time (if done in crock pot) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2013
Added Quinoa I added quinoa and used pineapple too turned out well. I did add one more cup of tea as the quinoa expands. This was a nice tasty breakfast and the quinoa makes it a bit more hearty. Pros: Was easy to make Read More
Rating: 3 stars
12/31/2012
Sugar I understand not wanting the extra sugar but it's not just for sweetness. The sugar thickens the water to give it the texture of a compote. Without the sugar it's just fruit in tea. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/22/2012
Not bad but probably won't make again. It's not a bad dish but it's not as syrupy as I would have liked. Might try to mix it into oatmeal. Pros: Healthy pistachios were good crunch. Cons: Mushy tea and yogurt combination at bottom of bowl Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/22/2012
I will undoubtedly be eating this for 8 days straight. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
05/22/2012
I wanted to try something new for breakfast that was healthy so I gave this a shot. I used apples apricots figs assorted raisins. I forgot to put the cranberries into the cooker so I used pistachios and dried cranberries on top. I thought it needed the extra sweetness so I added the sugar. I think it really depends on what types of dried fruit you're using with whether or not you'll need the sugar. The only thing I didn't like about it was at the bottom of the bowl the green tea was too watery and mixed into the yogurt to create a soupy unappetizing mess. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
04/11/2012
Sweet/tart okay once but I won't repeat I disagree with other reviewers who said leave out the sugar. Are they using 3 tea bags to steep properly? Without the sugar I think this would be even more tart than it already was. Yes it had some natural sweetness from the fruit but it definitely needed the sugar it has. I made recipe exactly as stated and it was pretty good. Good for breakfast this morning but I'm not excited about having it again tomorrow. The pistachios were a nice crunchy surprise in an otherwise mushy dish. I used a bag of mixed dried fruit and I added raisins. The apples and raisins were my favorite pieces and I didn't care for the apricot. Pros: Something new to try Cons: Crockpot takes awhile Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2012
Great for so many different things! It's so good on it's own! I put it in my oatmeal or cereal in the morning & on even tried it on ice cream YUM. It's just different enough to be satisfying without the same boring fruit options. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I loved it. Winter in the north means fruit is very sparse so this is a great way to enjoy the great taste of fruit. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I think is great that something sweet has no fat or cholesterol I love it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
It looks fantastic but is there anything I can use if I don't have a slow cooker? Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Why not just have a piece of fruit and a cup of tea; eliminate the sugar? Takes a lot less time and is healthier. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
As dried fruit is sweet enough on its own (even the unsweetened varieties) I would leave out the sugar. Sometimes it isn't about what is convenient (grabbing a piece of fruit and a cup of tea) it is also about satisfaction. Eating something that TASTES like you shouldn't have it can go a long way in helping to feel like you aren't being deprived. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
10/29/2011
Too Sweet I agree with some of these other folks eliminate the sugar. Mine turned out so sweet I couldn't finish it. It probably had a lot to do with the fruits I used but either way I probably won't make it again. Pros: easy Cons: too sweet! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
10/29/2011
Not my cup of tea Rather too sweet for me; as well as some others have said. I would rather just have a cup of tea and some fresh fruit with that than put this together. Read More