Compota de Frutas (Winter Fruit Compote)

Compota de Frutas (Winter Fruit Compote)Recipe
Karry Hosford
This typical Basque dessert uses both fresh and dried fruit. Serve it with fresh cheese or spooned over pound cake.


8 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup)

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Nutritional 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


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


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

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.