Fruit compote is a delightful and versatile accompaniment that can be served with breakfast, desserts, or even as a topping for yogurt or ice cream. This simple recipe combines a variety of fruits with sugar and spices to create a flavorful and syrupy treat. Here's how you can make your own delicious fruit compote in just 5 easy steps.
– 2 cups mixed fruits (such as berries, sliced peaches, and chopped apples)– 1/2 cup granulated sugar (adjust according to taste and sweetness of fruits)– 1 tablespoon lemon juice– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract– 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon– 1/4 cup water
Wash and prepare the fruits of your choice. If using larger fruits like peaches or apples, peel and chop them into bite-sized pieces. For berries, simply rinse them under cold water.
In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the prepared fruits, granulated sugar, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and ground cinnamon. Add the water to the mixture. Stir well to ensure the sugar is evenly distributed among the fruits.
Place the saucepan on the stove over medium heat. Allow the mixture to come to a gentle boil, stirring occasionally. Once it reaches a boil, reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes, or until the fruits are softened and the liquid thickens to a syrup-like consistency.
Depending on your preference, you can either leave the fruit compote chunky or use a fork or potato masher to mash it slightly for a smoother texture. Continue to simmer for an additional 5 minutes if you choose to mash the fruits.
Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the fruit compote cool to room temperature. Transfer it to a glass jar or airtight container and refrigerate. The compote can be stored for up to a week, allowing you to enjoy its deliciousness with various dishes.
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