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Apple, pear & cherry compote

Apple, pear & cherry compote

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
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  • Easy
  • Makes 12 portions

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

  • Easily halved
  • Freezable
Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal199
fat1g
saturates0g
carbs51g
sugars47g
fibre4g
protein1g
low insalt0.03g
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Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 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).

  • STEP 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.

RECIPE TIPS
IF YOU WANT TO USE A SLOW COOKER...

Leave a big batch to simmer over the course of a day or night. Put the apples, pears, sugar and cherries into the slow cooker pot with 50ml of water and give it a good stir. Cover and cook on Low for 8-10 hours, until the Bramley apples have collapsed to a purée and the pears and eating apples are tender. Serve as above.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2010

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