Pressure Cooker Fruit Compote

Make this delicious apple and pear compote in a pressure cooker. Serve with roasted poultry, on a cheese tray, or stirred into vanilla yogurt.

Serves: 24Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 35 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 24


  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • Peel of 1 lemon, cut into thin strips
  • 3 apples, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 3 pears, peeled, cored, and diced
  • ½ cup raisins


  • Add apple juice and wine to the pressure cooker over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil. Stir in the sugar until dissolved. Add the cinnamon stick, nutmeg, lemon zest, and orange zest. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer. Stir in apples and pears. Lock the lid into place and bring to high pressure; maintain pressure for 1 minute. Remove the pressure cooker from heat, quick-release the pressure, and remove the lid.
  • Use a slotted spoon to transfer the cooked fruit to a large bowl. Return the pressure cooker to the heat and bring to a boil; boil and stir until reduced to a syrup that will coat the back of a spoon.
  • Stir raisins into the cooked fruit in the bowl. Stir in the syrup and mix well. Allow to cool slightly, then cover with plastic wrap and chill overnight in the refrigerator.