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Apricot Apple Compote

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.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. + soaking Cook: 25 min.
  • Makes
    3 servings


  • 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


  • 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 (0 sugars, 4g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 fruit.

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  • nilouve
    Sep 10, 2013

    I have been making this recipe for years. It's also amazing on toast, as the healthiest "preserves" you've ever had! A real keeper!

  • BaliHai70
    Mar 16, 2011

    I had this recipe and lost it, so glad to have found it on the site. We love it! Sometimes I add 2 peaches along with 2 apples, and also a few prunes. It satisfies my sweet cravings, and I usually add a dollop of cool whip. Guilt free desert!