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Dried Fruit Compote

December 2006

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This hearty dessert is the perfect sweet ending to a Hanukkah meal. Try serving it with plain yogurt, sweetened sour cream or ricotta cheese.


Dried Fruit Compote Recipe

Makes: 6 servings, 1/2 cup each

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces dried apricots, (3/4 cup)
  • 4 ounces pitted prunes, (3/4 cup)
  • 4 ounces dried pear halves, cut in half (3/4 cup)

Preparation

  1. Stir water, sugar, cinnamon, cloves and salt in a large saucepan over medium-high heat until the sugar dissolves. Add apricots, prunes and pears and bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat and simmer slowly for 30 minutes.
  2. Uncover and continue simmering slowly until thickened, about 10 minutes. Let cool completely before serving. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Store, covered, in a plastic or glass container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Nutrition

Per serving: 214 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 54 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 4 g fiber; 102 mg sodium; 486 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (20% daily value), Fiber (16% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 3 1/2

Exchanges: 2 1/2 fruit, 1 other carbohydrate



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Recipe Categories

Holiday
Hanukkah
Type of Dish
Desserts, fruit
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Ethnic/Regional
Jewish
Total Time
1 hour or less
Servings
6
Preparation/ Technique
Braise/Stew
Meal/Course
Brunch
Dessert
Season
Spring
Fall
Winter
Publication
December 2006

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