|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 1g||1%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||1%|
|Total Carbohydrate 53g||19%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||13%|
|Total Sugars 41g|
|Vitamin C 2mg||12%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
At its simplest, a compote is a dish that has been made with fresh or dried fruit that has been slowly cooked or stewed (that's why compotes are also referred to as "stewed fruits") in a sugar syrup that can be laced with liquor and/or spices. Compotes are usually served chilled.
Gather the ingredients.
In a medium saucepan, place dried pitted prunes, dried apricots, and golden raisins. Add enough water to just cover the fruit. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the sugar, lemon peel, whole cloves, and ground allspice. Stir until the sugar dissolves, adding a little water if the mixture seems dry.
Continue to simmer gently, uncovered, for 10 to 15 minutes or until the fruit has softened, and the syrup is thick.
Remove lemon peel and cloves, and discard.
Chill several hours before serving, garnished with chopped walnuts, if desired.