Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Spiced Fruit Compote

This delectable compote not only tastes divine---it's gorgeous too! Serve with a simple sweet bread at breakfast or as an after dinner dessert with tea.

About ten years ago, we lived in a very tiny town in Eastern Oregon called Weston. There were a couple of plum trees, as well as an apple tree in our yard, and all the blackberries you could pick just down the street. At the end of the summer, someone gave me a huge bag of walnuts so I began looking for ways I could use them and came across a recipe for fruit compote. I made a TON of jars and gave them as Christmas gifts, as well as stored many in the cold storage room off the side of the house. In all that time, I've never made it again---until this morning.

I'm not sure what possessed me to revive this delectable mixture of sweet fruits and nuts, but I'm sure glad I did! I made some this morning to go on Lynzie's family-famous sweet bread recipe and it was just wonderful! 

 Since I had a lot to do today, I did a quickie method and baked it in the oven instead of cooking it on the stovetop like I used to. Since there wasn't time for the fruit to cook down, I added some apricot jam to give it a better spreading consistency. Wonderful idea---it was great!

Give it a try and let me know what you think! It's great for the holidays---and all year round!

Oven Baked Fruit Compote (serves about 8)

6 apples, cored and diced
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup raisins
1½ cups coarsely chopped walnuts
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup water 
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 tsp. each cloves, nutmeg, ginger
1 c. apricot or peach jam

Preheat oven to 450ยบ. Mix all ingredients, except jam, and spread into a greased 13x9 dish. Bake, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes. Mix in jam and serve over bread, or alone!

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  1. Hello cute lady! Thanks for hosting such a fabulous party. Please take a minute to swing by our party that goes until Friday @ 7. We pin and tweet everything! Happy Thanksgiving! Lou Lou Girls

  2. Hi Sarah, Thanks for hosting the party! Hope this finds you well & Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Hi Sarah!

    This compote looks yum and I have ALL the ingredients in the house!! Yay! Tomorrow is baking day for me--hubby does the cooking on Thursday. He wants me out of 'his' kitchen when it's turkey time. I will add this quickie version to my list.

    Hope you can make some time with your family to enjoy my podcast and 5 part series on Thanksgiving I've linked here. It's designed to enhance homeschool families reflecting on the purposes for Thanksgiving Day. Let me know what you think if you have a chance to listen in!

    May you and yours know His peace as you celebrate this week!


  4. Love the compote! I'll try it over the weekend.

  5. I also am planning to try this. Once again, thank you for the recipe and Happy Thanksgiving to you and the family!

  6. Thanks for hosting Sarah. Have a nice Thanksgiving!

  7. We have a Santa Rosa Plum tree, so I make compote from that if we have a lot of extra!


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