Apricot Apple Compote

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. + soaking Cook: 25 min.


3 servings

Updated: Oct. 14, 2022
You won't have to skip dessert when this comforting compote is on the menu. "I asked a friend of mine how she could eat dessert and still stay thin, and she handed me this recipe," shares Suzan Wiener of Spring Hill, Florida. A touch of cinnamon and lemon accents the fruit flavor...and the dish is a snap to make.


  • 10 dried apricots, halved and sliced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 medium apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. In a bowl, soak apricots in water for 30 minutes. Drain, reserving 3 tablespoons water. In a saucepan, combine the apricots, apples, sugar and reserved water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until apples are tender. Remove from the heat. Stir in lemon juice, zest and cinnamon. Serve warm or cold.

Nutrition Facts

2/3 cup: 142 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate, 4g fiber), 1g protein.