Fruit Compote with Ginger

Fruit Compote with Ginger

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Cold wind whipping outside? Grab a blanket and snuggle up with a serving of this warm fruit compote. The mixed fruit is slow-cooked with fresh ginger and served with toasted, flaked coconut making it the perfect after-dinner treat on cold night.

Ingredients 10 servings

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  • 3 medium pears, peeled if desired, cored and cubed
  • 1 (15½ ounce) can pineapple chunks, undrained
  • ¾ cup dried apricots, quartered
  • 3 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1 tablespoon quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger or ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 cups frozen unsweetened pitted dark sweet cherries
  • ¼ cup flaked coconut, toasted (see Tip)


  • Prep

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  1. In a 3½- or 4-quart slow cooker, combine pear, undrained pineapple, dried apricots orange juice concentrate, tapioca and ginger (see Tip).
  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours. Stir in cherries at the end.
  3. To serve, spoon warm compote into dessert dishes. Top with coconut.
  • Tips: To toast coconut, spread in a shallow baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake in a 350°F oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until golden, shaking pan once or twice, watching closely to avoid burning.
  • For easy cleaning, line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ½ cup
  • Per serving: 124 calories; 1 g fat(1 g sat); 3 g fiber; 29 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 15 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 23 g sugars; 463 IU vitamin A; 14 mg vitamin C; 18 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 10 mg sodium; 275 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (23% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1 other carbohydrate

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