Apple, Pear, and Cranberry Compote

"I developed this recipe in the fall, when apples and pears were coming in. I like to serve this compote instead of regular cranberry sauce with turkey or ham." -Meg Wilson, Anderson, SC


12 servings (serving size: 1/3 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 42
Caloriesfromfat 2 %
Fat 0.1 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 0.2 g
Carbohydrate 11 g
Fiber 1.4 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.2 mg
Sodium 27 mg
Calcium 7 mg


3 cups coarsely chopped peeled Fuji apple (about 2 medium)
2 1/4 cups coarsely chopped peeled Bartlett pear (about 2 medium)
3/4 cup apple cider
1/2 cup fresh cranberries
2 tablespoons brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice


Combine the first 8 ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until the fruit is tender. Remove from heat, and stir in lemon juice.

Meg Wilson, Anderson, South Carolina,

Cooking Light

October 2005
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