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.
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.
21 Reviews for Dried Fruit Compote with Green Tea & Lemon
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.
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.
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.
It's not a bad dish, but it's not as syrupy as I would have liked. Might try to mix it into oatmeal.