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Vanilla-Fruit Compote

Yield 8 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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