Spiced Winter Fruit Compote

This warm compote is spiced with ginger, cardamom, and nutmeg. It would be perfect spooned over toasted gluten-free pound cake, your favorite vanilla bean custard, or ice cream.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 8 hours 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 3 medium pears, cored and cubed
  • 1 (15.5 oz.) can pineapple chunks, undrained
  • 1 cup quartered dried apricots
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ lb. dried figs, halved
  • 3 Tbsp. frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 2 Tbsp. packed brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. tapioca starch
  • ½ tsp. ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp. ground cardamom
  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups frozen unsweetened pitted dark sweet cherries
  • ½ cup toasted flaked coconut
  • ½ cup toasted pecans

Directions

  • In a greased 4–6-quart slow cooker combine pears, pineapple, apricots, cranberries, and figs.
  • In a small bowl whisk together orange juice concentrate, brown sugar, tapioca starch, ginger, cardamom, and nutmeg. Pour orange juice mixture over fruit.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. Stir in cherries 1 hour prior to serving.
  • To serve, spoon warm compote into dessert dishes. Top with coconut and nuts.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 3 medium pears, cored and cubed
  • 1 (15.5 oz.) can pineapple chunks, undrained
  • 1 cup quartered dried apricots
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ lb. dried figs, halved
  • 3 Tbsp. frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 2 Tbsp. packed brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. tapioca starch
  • ½ tsp. ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp. ground cardamom
  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups frozen unsweetened pitted dark sweet cherries
  • ½ cup toasted flaked coconut
  • ½ cup toasted pecans

Directions

  • In a greased 4–6-quart slow cooker combine pears, pineapple, apricots, cranberries, and figs.
  • In a small bowl whisk together orange juice concentrate, brown sugar, tapioca starch, ginger, cardamom, and nutmeg. Pour orange juice mixture over fruit.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. Stir in cherries 1 hour prior to serving.
  • To serve, spoon warm compote into dessert dishes. Top with coconut and nuts.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories290
Total Fat8g
Saturated Fat3g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium25mg
Total Carbohydrate53g
Dietary Fiber6g
Sugars40g
Protein3g