Citrus Compote

Compote gets better with age, so feel free to make it the day before, and then just spoon it over a bowl of yogurt for breakfast.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 4


  • 2 oranges
  • 2 grapefruits
  • 4 mandarin oranges
  • 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean


  • Zest 1 orange and put the zest in a medium saucepan. Peel and section the oranges, grapefruit, and mandarin oranges and place in a bowl, adding their juice to the saucepan. Split the vanilla bean pod and scrape out the seeds into the saucepan (reserve the pod).
  • Heat the juice (it should be approximately 1⁄2 cup; add water if necessary) with the orange zest, sugar, vanilla seeds, and pod until boiling. Stir until the sugar dissolves, then reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Discard the vanilla pod and toss the syrup with reserved fruit.