- 1 cup water
- 3 tablespoons agave nectar
- 3 whole cloves
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 (3-inch) lemon rind strip
- 7 ounces mixed dried fruit bits*
2. Add the fruit bits to the water mixture, and return to the microwave for 1 and 1/2 minutes. Cover and let stand for 20 minutes.
You can serve the compote chilled, or at room temperature. I particularly liked it over both the vanilla ice cream from Soy Delicious and the lemon sorbet from Ciao Bella.
*For the fruit medley, I used 1 ounce each of: dried apples, dried plums, dried peaches, dried apricots, dried cherries, raisins, and golden raisins. Don't forget to chop the larger items into smaller pieces.
16 servings (2 tablespoons), Calories 49
Quick and easy. Over vanilla ice cream in particular, the compote tasted like pie a la mode without the crust. I would make a few changes next time; the cinnamon and lemon flavors got lost under all that dried fruit, so rather than boil the whole cinnamon stick and whole lemon rind, I would stir in ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and grated lemon rind or a splash of lemon juice. I also would increase the amount of water, so that the final product is more of a syrup. The dried fruit absorbed nearly the entire 1 cup of water called for.