Dried Fruit Compote with Green Tea & Lemon
From EatingWell: 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.
- 3 green tea bags
- 3 1/4 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
- 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.
Tips & Notes
- 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.
Per serving: 146 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 39 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 4 g fiber; 10 mg sodium; 462 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (30% daily value).
Carbohydrate Servings: 2 1/2
Exchanges: 2 1/2 fruit
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- Total Time
- More than 1 hour
- 8 or more
- Main Ingredient
- Vegetarian, other
- Type of Dish
- Desserts, fruit
- Ease of Preparation
- January/February 2008