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Quick Fruit Compote

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


2 servings

Updated: Oct. 06, 2022
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
Quick Fruit Compote Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. In a small saucepan, bring 3/4 cup apricot nectar, cloves and cinnamon to a boil. Combine cornstarch and remaining 1/4 cup apricot nectar until smooth; gradually whisk into nectar mixture. Return to a boil; cook and stir until thickened and bubbly, 1-2 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in lemon juice. Cool.
  2. Stir in banana, strawberries and kiwi. Refrigerate, covered, for at least 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 174 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein.

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