Dried Fruit Compote

  • Active Time 10m
  • Total Time 50m

6 servings, 1/2 cup each

This hearty dessert is the perfect sweet ending to a Hanukkah meal. Try serving it with plain yogurt, sweetened sour cream or ricotta cheese.

Make Ahead Tip: Store, covered, in a plastic or glass container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces dried apricots (3/4 cup)
  • 4 ounces pitted prunes (3/4 cup)
  • 4 ounces dried pear halves, cut in half (3/4 cup)


Stir the water, sugar, cinnamon, cloves and salt in a large saucepan over medium-high heat until the sugar dissolves. Add the apricots, prunes and pears and bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat and simmer slowly for 30 minutes.

Uncover and continue simmering slowly until thickened, about 10 minutes. Let cool completely before serving. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 7394

nutrition information per serving

214 calories; 0g total fat; 0g total saturated fat; 0mg cholesterol; 102mg sodium; 54g carbohydrates; 4g fiber; 1g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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