Pear Compote Recipe
Pear Compote Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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"I'm always looking for new ways to use fresh pears, and this recipe from my sister was a hit," shares Eileen Bishop of Vale, Oregon. Serve the pears for dessert , over oatmeal or alongside ham or chicken.
Recommended: Pear Desserts
MAKES:
3 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES:
3 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon aniseed
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 medium pears, peeled and cubed
  • 1/3 cup dried apricots, halved
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions

Place aniseed on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with kitchen string to form a bag. In a small saucepan, combine water and sugar. Add spice bag. Bring to a boil; boil for 5 minutes. Discard spice bag.
Add the pears, apricots, raisins and cherries to sugar syrup. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes or until pears are tender. Stir in lemon juice. Serve warm or chilled. Yield: 1-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Four-Fruit Compote in Cooking for 2 Winter 2007, p37

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 239 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (50g sugars, 5g fiber), 2g protein.

  • 1 teaspoon aniseed
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 medium pears, peeled and cubed
  • 1/3 cup dried apricots, halved
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  1. Place aniseed on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with kitchen string to form a bag. In a small saucepan, combine water and sugar. Add spice bag. Bring to a boil; boil for 5 minutes. Discard spice bag.
  2. Add the pears, apricots, raisins and cherries to sugar syrup. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes or until pears are tender. Stir in lemon juice. Serve warm or chilled. Yield: 1-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Four-Fruit Compote in Cooking for 2 Winter 2007, p37

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