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Compota de Frutas (Winter Fruit Compote)

This typical Basque dessert uses both fresh and dried fruit. Serve it with fresh cheese or spooned over pound cake.

  • Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup)

Ingredients

  • 6 none dried figs
  • 6 none prunes
  • 6 none 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 none apple, peeled and cut into 12 wedges
  • 1 none pear, peeled and cut into 12 wedges

Preparation

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 199none
  • Calories from fat: 2%
  • Fat: 0.4g
  • Saturated fat: 0.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Protein: 1.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 36.7g
  • Fiber: 3.7g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 1.1mg
  • Sodium: 5.4mg
  • Calcium: 38mg
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