Apple, pear & cherry compote

Apple, pear & cherry compote

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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

  • kcal199
  • fat1g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs51g
  • sugars47g
  • fibre4g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.03g
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Ingredients

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

    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
    Apples

    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

    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

    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

    Cherry

    che-ree

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

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 (5)

nicola3460's picture

Bit curious as this has come up under my search for diabetic friendly recipes - which it certainly isn't as it's laden with sugar, even in the fruit! Not sure how it gets moved to another category, but one to be wary of if you're new to diabetes.

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
5

Delicious with cranberry's

babsfazekas's picture
5

Used cranberries and served it with vanilla and elderflower ice cream. Easy and heavenly.

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