Tropical Citrus Compote

Tropical Citrus Compote Recipe
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro
This fruit combo is refreshing by itself, and a serving offers about a day's worth of vitamin C. It can also top waffles or pound cake. Garnish with thinly sliced lime rind, if desired.


4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 139
Caloriesfromfat 2 %
Fat 0.3 g
Satfat 0.1 g
Monofat 0.1 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 1.1 g
Carbohydrate 35.6 g
Fiber 2.9 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.2 mg
Sodium 3 mg
Calcium 37 mg


1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon grated lime rind
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 1/2 cups orange sections (about 3 oranges)
1 1/2 cups chopped peeled mango (about 1 mango)
1 1/2 cups chopped peeled papaya (about 1 papaya)
1 cup red grapefruit sections (about 2 grapefruit)


1. Combine 1/2 cup water and sugar in a small saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; stir in rinds. Cool to room temperature. Strain sugar mixture through a fine sieve; discard solids.

2. Combine orange and remaining ingredients in a bowl. Add sugar mixture; toss gently.

Jackie Mills, MS, RD,

Cooking Light

December 2008
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