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Compota de Frutas (Winter Fruit Compote)

Karry Hosford
Yield 8 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup)
This typical Basque dessert uses both fresh and dried fruit. Serve it with fresh cheese or spooned over pound cake.

Ingredients

  • 6 dried figs
  • 6 prunes
  • 6 dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup Calvados (apple brandy)
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange rind
  • 1 apple, peeled and cut into 12 wedges
  • 1 pear, peeled and cut into 12 wedges

Nutrition Information

  • calories 199
  • caloriesfromfat 2 %
  • fat 0.4 g
  • satfat 0.1 g
  • monofat 0.1 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 1.2 g
  • carbohydrate 36.7 g
  • fiber 3.7 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1.1 mg
  • sodium 5.4 mg
  • calcium 38 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine the first 5 ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at high 1 minute. Set aside.

  2. Combine white wine, water, sugar, and rinds in a medium saucepan, stirring well; bring to a boil. Add dry fruit mixture; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add apple; cover and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add pear; cover and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand at room temperature 2 hours.