Fall Fruit Compote

POINTS per serving  2

Serve warm or cold

Yield/Serves: 6


  • 2 medium apple(s), diced into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/3 cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 3 medium pear(s), diced into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1 medium orange(s), sectioned and pits removed



  • Combine 1 diced apple, orange juice, 1 diced pear, 1/4 cup of cranberries, cinnamon and ginger in a medium pot over medium heat. Cook until liquid almost evaporates, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes.
  • Add remaining apple, 1 diced pear and 1/2 cup of water; cook until the apple is just tender, about 8 minutes. Add orange zest, orange sections, remaining diced pear and remaining cranberries. Cook until heated through, stirring occasionally, about 2 to 3 minutes. Yields about 1/2 cup per serving.
  • Flavor Booster: Quince, with an alluring fragrance and tart flavor, makes an unusual but refreshing addition to a fall compote. The fruit must be cooked to eliminate astringency. Peel and dice 1 quince and add with the apple and pear.