Grapefruit-Campari Compote

Grapefruit-Campari CompoteRecipe
Photo: William Meppem
This easy fruit dessert recipe maximizes the flavor of fresh red grapefruit with the addition of fresh ginger and a splash of Campari.


8 servings

Recipe from

Real Simple

Nutritional Information

Calcium 41 mg
Calories 127
Caloriesfromfat 0 %
Carbohydrate 29 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Fat 0 g
Fiber 3 g
Iron 0 mg
Protein 1 mg
Satfat 0 g
Sodium 0 mg


1/4 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
4 inches fresh ginger, scrubbed and sliced
1/4 cup Campari
6 Ruby Red grapefruit


In a small saucepan, combine the water, sugar, and ginger and simmer over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, for 1 minute. Stir in the Campari. Cool and set aside.

Cut the peel and the bitter white pith from the grapefruit with a sharp knife. Working over a bowl to catch the juice, cut the grapefruit sections free from the membranes, keeping sections intact. Place in a medium bowl. Reserve the juice. Strain the Campari syrup and pour it and the reserved juice over the grapefruit sections. Cover and chill. Recipe can be made up to 1 day ahead.