Vanilla-Fruit Compote

Vanilla-Fruit Compote Recipe


8 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 273
Caloriesfromfat 4 %
Fat 1.1 g
Satfat 0.1 g
Monofat 0.3 g
Polyfat 0.4 g
Protein 2.5 g
Carbohydrate 70.3 g
Fiber 3.9 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 3.3 mg
Sodium 48 mg
Calcium 48 mg


24 bite-size pitted prunes (dried plums) (about 1/4 pound)
1 (8-ounce) package dried peaches
1 (6-ounce) package sliced dried apples
1 (6-ounce) package dried apricots
1 lemon, thinly sliced and seeded (about 4 ounces)
Cooking spray
1 (2-inch) piece vanilla bean, split lengthwise or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups apple juice
1 cup water
1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar


Combine the first 5 ingredients in a 2-quart casserole coated with cooking spray. Scrape seeds from vanilla bean. Add seeds and bean or extract to dried fruit; toss gently, and set aside.

Combine the apple juice, water, and sugar in a medium saucepan, and stir well. Bring to a boil, and cook for 30 seconds. Pour over dried fruit mixture. Cover with casserole lid, and chill for 8 hours.

Bake, covered, at 375° for 30 minutes, stirring after 15 minutes. Discard vanilla bean. Serve warm or chilled.

April 1995
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