Dried Fruit Compote

Dried fruit compote

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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
132 Calories
0g Fat
34g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 132
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 1g
Calcium 19mg 1%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This dried fruit compote recipe is the perfect ending to a filling Passover Seder feast. This compote also works well for a Shabbat dessert, Tu B'Shvat treat, or a Passover dessert.

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.


  • 1 cup dried plums (or prunes, pitted)
  • 1 cup dried apricots
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 strip of lemon rind
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • Garnish: walnuts (optional)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a medium saucepan, place dried pitted plums or prunes, dried apricots, and golden raisins. Add water just to cover the fruits. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. Add sugar, lemon rind, whole cloves, and allspice. Stir and add a little water if necessary.

  4. Return heat, reduce heat and simmer gently, uncovered, for 10 to 15 minutes or until fruit has softened and syrup is thick.

  5. Remove lemon rind and cloves.

  6. Chill several hours before serving, garnished with chopped walnuts if desired.