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Quick Fruit Compot Recipe
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Quick Fruit Compot Recipe

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My mother used to make this recipe when I was a child. My four kids always ate more fruit when I dressed it up this way. -Maxine Otis Hobson, Montana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 cup apricot nectar, divided
  • Dash to 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Dash to 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 firm banana, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 4 fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 kiwifruit, halved and thinly sliced

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 174 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, bring 3/4 cup apricot nectar, cloves and cinnamon to a boil. Combine cornstarch and remaining apricot nectar until smooth; gradually whisk into nectar mixture. Return to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Remove from the heat; stir in lemon juice. Cool.
  2. Stir in the banana, strawberries and kiwi. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Fruit Compote in Reminisce Extra June 2005, p52

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