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.

Patsy Jamieson
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2008


Recipe Summary

1 hr 45 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.



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.

Nutrition Facts

150 calories; protein 1.4g; carbohydrates 39.5g; dietary fiber 4.5g; sugars 3.2g; fat 0.3g; vitamin a iu 1384.8IU; vitamin c 2.8mg; folate 2.3mcg; calcium 22.3mg; iron 1.5mg; magnesium 22.2mg; potassium 462.3mg; sodium 10.3mg; added sugar 3g.

Reviews (6)

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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
Sugar 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. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very good flavours of green tea and pistachios blend wonderfully with fruits and yogurt. Recipe have not enough water in my opinion next time I'll use one more cup of water and more tea. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I loved it. Winter in the north means fruit is very sparse so this is a great way to enjoy the great taste of fruit. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
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. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Great for so many different things! 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. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I will undoubtedly be eating this for 8 days straight. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
Too Sweet I agree with some of these other folks eliminate the sugar. Mine turned out so sweet I couldn't finish it. It probably had a lot to do with the fruits I used but either way I probably won't make it again. Pros: easy Cons: too sweet! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
As dried fruit is sweet enough on its own (even the unsweetened varieties) I would leave out the sugar. Sometimes it isn't about what is convenient (grabbing a piece of fruit and a cup of tea) it is also about satisfaction. Eating something that TASTES like you shouldn't have it can go a long way in helping to feel like you aren't being deprived. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Why not just have a piece of fruit and a cup of tea; eliminate the sugar? Takes a lot less time and is healthier. Read More