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Apple, pear & cherry compote

Apple, pear & cherry compote

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(4 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Makes 12 portions
Great as an easy dessert for Sunday lunch, then use for breakfasts and midweek puds

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved

Nutrition per serving

  • kcalories199
  • fat1g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs51g
  • sugars47g
  • fibre4g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.03g
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Ingredients

  • 8 eating apples, peeled, cored and cut into chunks

    Apple

    ap-pel

    Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

  • 4 medium Bramley apples, peeled, cored and cut into chunks

    Apple

    ap-pel

    Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

  • 8 firm pears, peeled, cored and thickly sliced

    Pear

    pair

    Like apples, to which they are related, pears come in thousands of varieties, of which only a…

  • 6 tbsp sugar, or to taste

    Sugar

    shuh-ga

    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

  • 280g dried sour cherries (or dried cranberries)

    Cherry

    che-ree

    One of the delights of the summer, cherries are much loved for their succulent texture, flavour…

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Method

  1. Put the apples and pears in a pan with the sugar and 50ml water. Bring to a simmer, then gently cook, covered, for 15 mins or so until the Bramley apple has collapsed to a purée and the eating apple and pear are tender (stir to make sure it doesn’t catch on the bottom).

  2. Stir in the cherries or cranberries for 1 min, taste and add a little more sugar if necessary. Can be chilled for 3-5 days. Serve with vanilla ice cream, if you like. See 'Goes well with' for ideas for using up the compote.

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Comments (4)

kathleenyishin's picture

Looks delicious. I hope I can make one

tanyac032002's picture

Made this with cranberries and left out the sugar. Delicious! I made enough for the week and heat a bit each morning to enjoy with yogurt!

weezef's picture
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Delicious with cranberry's

babsfazekas's picture
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Used cranberries and served it with vanilla and elderflower ice cream. Easy and heavenly.

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