Apple and Pear Fruit Compote

Apple and pear compote

A compote of cooked apples and pears is a nice light way to end a late fall through early spring meal. It’s a perfect dessert for Passover, served with chocolate-covered matzo or matzo brittle.

Serves: 6 to 8

  • 3 medium firm pears, peeled, cored, quartered, and sliced
  • 3 medium tart apples, peeled, cored, quartered, and sliced
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup dry white or red wine
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Combine all but the last two ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer, then cover and cook over moderate heat until the fruit is soft, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Stir in the raisins and lemon juice and let cool, then chill, covered, until needed. Serve in individual dessert bowls or parfait glasses.

Nutrition information
Per serving: Calories: 130; Total fat: 0g;  Protein: 1g; Carbs: 29g; Sodium: 5 mg

Apple and pear compote


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