See more
Golden Compote of Pineapple, Cardamom, and Rose Water

Golden Compote of Pineapple, Cardamom, and Rose Water

Sweet, sour, and cool sensations combine in this intoxicatingly perfumed dessert. Look for rose water and cardamon pods in natural-foods stores or Indian markets. If you can't find cardamom pods, substitute 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom.

Cooking Light APRIL 2003

  • Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup compote, 1/2 cup ice cream, and 2 teaspoons pistachios)


  • 6 (1/4-inch-thick) lime slices, each cut into quarters
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 8 cardamom pods
  • 3 cups (1-inch) cubed fresh pineapple
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons rose water
  • 3 cups vanilla low-fat ice cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped pistachios


Cook lime slices in boiling water 1 minute; drain.

Combine 3/4 cup water, sugar, and cardamom in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute or until sugar dissolves. Add lime slices to pan; reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand 1 hour. Discard cardamom pods.

Combine pineapple, raisins, and rose water in a large bowl. Pour lime mixture over pineapple mixture, and toss gently to combine. Cover and chill up to 24 hours. Serve with ice cream and pistachios.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 248
  • Calories from fat: 17%
  • Fat: 4.8g
  • Saturated fat: 1.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.9g
  • Protein: 4.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 48.6g
  • Fiber: 3.1g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg
  • Iron: 0.7mg
  • Sodium: 47mg
  • Calcium: 118mg

Go to full version of

Golden Compote of Pineapple, Cardamom, and Rose Water recipe