Thursday, January 8, 2009
I'm not sure why I feel like I'm doing my body a good deed if I eat compote. Maybe everything my mother drilled into my head as a child is speaking to me. Maybe I just had alot of left over dried fruit after the holidays and decided to try and empty out the cupboards a little. This compote is such an easy and efficient way of doing just that.
2 fresh pears (peeled and cut in sixths
2 fresh apples (peeled and diced)
Whatever dried fruit you have - I used prunes, cranberries and apricots
1/4 cup brandy
1. Cover dry fruit with water or apple juice to reconstitute. Let sit for about one hour.
2. Put fruit and juice into medium size pot, bring to a boil and turn down to simmer. Add 1 cup water and a splash of brandy. Let simmer for about 20 minutes.
3. Add fresh pear slices and diced apple and continue to simmer until apple begins to soften. A splash of lemon juice - you're good to go.
This compote really makes either a wonderful breakfast or dessert dish. The best part of it is the ease in putting it together.