Fruit Compote

Southern Living
This fruit compote is a delicious way to use your fresh fruit. Serve warm over vanilla ice cream or enjoy cold on a hot summer afternoon.
Makes 8 servings


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3 ripe Granny Smith apples
3 ripe Bartlett pears
1/2 cup sugar
2 to 3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup sliced fresh plums (2 plums)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Prep: 20 Minutes
Stand: 10 Minutes
Cook: 15 Minutes

1. Place whole apples and pears in a large heat-resistant bowl, and cover with boiling water. Let stand 10 minutes, turning fruit a few times. Drain; peel fruit, and cut into chunks.

2. Stir together apples, pears, sugar, 2 Tbsp. lemon juice, and cinnamon in a 3 1/2-qt. saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring often. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 8 minutes or until tender.

3. Gently stir in plums, and cook 2 to 3 minutes or until plums are tender. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla, and, if desired, an additional 1 Tbsp. lemon juice. Serve warm or cold.

Created date

March 2007