Recipe by McCormick® & Company
"The flavors of ginger, cinnamon and vanilla go so well with winter fruits. Cranberries, figs and dried apricots are featured in this compote that can be served with poultry or with desserts such as ice cream or pound cake."
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packed light brown sugar
fresh lemon juice
dried apricot halves, quartered
dried whole figs, sliced
McCormick® Ground Ginger
McCormick® Ground Cinnamon
McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
I cut back a bit on the sugar added, as most dried fruits have extra sugar in them to start with. Making this compote made the whole house smell wonderful. I served it with a fresh pound cake, and dollop of whipped cream...rave reviews!
I found this recipe to be very good and easy to make, especially as it does not call for cornstarch to thicken it, which I never have. However, it is very, very sweet. My brother, who is a much better cook than I am, suggests only using 1-2 tablespoons of brown sugar to cut the bitterness, and substituting water for the apple juice. I'll try this next time. Also, chopping the figs will make it easier to eat.
I had to modify this recipe to the ingredients I had on hand, but we loved it.
I used 1 cup fresh figs in place of the dried figs, pear nectar in place of the apple juice, and dried mango in place of the apricots. I added lemon zest and served the compote over chicken cutlets. It was fantastic.
mmmm. This recipe was delicious. besides serving this compote with pork and turkey. I had it as a side dish with my morning toast.
This is a great dessert recipe for the winter. I made it for a dinner party (without the sugar), served it over french vanilla ice cream with a biscotti and garnished with sprig of mint. Everyone loved it.
Thanks comments about the added sugar. I made the recipe without any added sugar at all and it was still very sweet.
I served this warm over mini custard filled pound cakes and french vanilla ice cream. Absolutely delicious.
I used this as a template for apple compote. Basically for however much of the other fruit it called for, I just used apples. I also used water instead of the apple juice as recommended by another person, and I always add more cinnamon than it calls for. I did find that it was taking a long while to thicken so I added a bit of cornstarch to help it along. It may have been cause I used fresh apples instead of dried. I thought the end result tasted really good.
Served warm with ice cream. Boyfriend raved about it, although we agreed less sugar would be better.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Winter Fruit Compote
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 234
** Calories from Fat: 4
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