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Winter Fruit Compote

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Rose Nguyen
Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 25 mins
Other Time time 2 hrs, 35 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings
To avoid any leftover Champagne, buy a split (187 milliliter) of Champagne for this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup Champagne or sparkling wine
  • 2 Ruby Red grapefruits, peeled and sectioned
  • 2 oranges, peeled and sectioned
  • Garnish: maraschino cherries with stems

How to Make It

  1. Cook sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat, tilting pan occasionally, 10 minutes or until caramel colored. Remove from heat, and gradually pour Champagne over sugar (mixture will bubble and seize). Let stand 5 minutes.

  2. Cook mixture over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes or until sugar is dissolved (mixture will be syrupy). Remove from heat, and let cool 30 minutes.

  3. Combine grapefruit and orange sections in a bowl. Pour Champagne mixture over fruit. Cover and chill 2 to 24 hours. Garnish, if desired.

  4. White Grape Winter Fruit Compote: Substitute white grape juice for Champagne. Proceed with recipe as directed.