Dried Fruit Compote with Green Tea & Lemon

Dried Fruit Compote with Green Tea & Lemon

17 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2008

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.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 3 green tea bags
  • 3¼ cups boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
  • 3 cups mixed dried fruit, such as apples, apricots, pears, figs and/or raisins

Preparation

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  1. 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, 1½ to 2½ hours on high or 3½ to 4 hours on low. Transfer to a bowl and let cool slightly. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.
  • 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 information

  • Serving size: about ½ cup
  • Per serving: 150 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 4 g fiber; 40 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 2 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 3 g added sugars; 1,385 IU vitamin A; 3 mg vitamin C; 22 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 10 mg sodium; 462 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (28% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 2½ fruit

Reviews 17

March 01, 2018
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By: Evacricri
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.
September 08, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
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.
July 21, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
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)
July 20, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
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
December 31, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
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.
May 22, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
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
May 22, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
I will undoubtedly be eating this for 8 days straight.
May 22, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
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.
April 11, 2012
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By: Katie Sechrist
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
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