I will undoubtedly be eating this for 8 days straight.
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
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.
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.
It's so good on it's own! I put it in my oatmeal or cereal in the morning & on even tried it on ice cream, YUM. It's just different enough to be satisfying without the same boring fruit options.
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