Vanilla-Fruit Compote

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 273
  • Calories from fat: 4%
  • Fat: 1.1g
  • Saturated fat: 0.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g
  • Protein: 2.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 70.3g
  • Fiber: 3.9g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 3.3mg
  • Sodium: 48mg
  • Calcium: 48mg


  • 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


  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.
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