I loved everything here except the cranberries, which I thought were a tad too tart. I would add some extra sugar, or perhaps cinnamon/nutmeg to offset the tartness a tad.
Baked Compote of Winter Fruit
Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
This simple compote of pears, apples, and cranberries smells wonderful while it bakes. The applesauce adds body to the syrup.
Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 cup compote and 1/2 cup low-fat ice cream)
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 260
- Calories from fat: 9%
- Fat: 2.5g
- Saturated fat: 1.1g
- Monounsaturated fat: 0.7g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.2g
- Protein: 3.6g
- Carbohydrate: 57.6g
- Fiber: 5g
- Cholesterol: 5mg
- Iron: 0.4mg
- Sodium: 49mg
- Calcium: 115mg
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
- 1/2 cup ruby port or other sweet red wine
- 1/2 cup apple cider
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 (1-inch) slice lemon rind strip
- 4 cups sliced peeled Golden delicious apple (about 1 1/4 pounds)
- 2 cups firm Anjou pears, cored and cut into 1/4-inch-thick wedges (about 3/4 pound)
- Cooking spray
- 3 cups vanilla low-fat ice cream
- Preheat oven to 400°.
- Spoon applesauce onto several layers of heavy-duty paper towels; spread to 1/2-inch thickness. Cover with additional paper towels; let stand 5 minutes. Scrape into a bowl using a rubber spatula.
- Combine cranberries, wine, cider, sugar, and rind in a small saucepan; bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in applesauce.
- Combine the apple and pears in an 11- x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Pour the cranberry mixture over the apple mixture. Cover and bake at 400° for 25 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 10 minutes or until fruit is tender, basting occasionally with liquid from dish. Remove rind. Serve compote with ice cream.
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Baked Compote of Winter Fruit Recipe at a Glance
- COURSE: Side Dishes/Vegetables
- CONVENIENCE: Entertaining
- CUISINE: American, New American, New England
- MAIN INGREDIENT: Fruits
- DIETARY CONSIDERATION: Low Cholesterol, Low Fat, Low Sodium, Meatless, Gluten-Free
- COOKING METHOD: Bake
- OCCASION: Autumn, Winter, Christmas, New Year's, Thanksgiving, Birthdays/Anniversaries
- PUBLICATION: Cooking Light