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Posted By: Dan Petra
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Preparation Time:  15 minutes
Cooking Time:  45 minutes

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servings: 4-6





1 lb

Fruit (ripe but firm)

½ kg

4 c


490 ml

1 c


200 g

1 Tbs

Lemon juice

1 Tbs

To taste

Cloves (whole)

To taste


1. Heat sugar and water over a medium flame, stirring occasionally.
2. While water heats, clean, peel, and core the fruit (as needed) and place in a bowl with cold water. Set aside.
3. When the sugar has dissolved, add the lemon juice, whole cloves, and fruit. Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce heat.
4. Simmer over a low flame for 3 minutes, removing any foam from the surface as it appears. Remove from heat and let cool.

For this recipe, you will want to use firm ripe fruit like apples, apricots, peaches, grapes, cherries, plums or pears. Serve warm plain to drink or sprinkled with a little powdered sugar and a side of cream. You can serve over oatmeal, grits, pancakes, or waffles. To make syrup from the juice, remove the fruit while the liquid is simmering. Slowly add 1-2 tablespoons of flour, stirring constantly. When the liquid has thickened some, syrup is ready to serve. To store: Place the hot Compote in sterilized jars and cover. Store in a cool dry place.

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