Asian Apple Pear Compote

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

I had a surplus of apple pears so experimented! You could serve this for breakfast with cinnamon toast or put on ice cream with a chocolate sauce or anywhere that you would use stewed fruit. You may want to add some sugar when cooking it if you like things sweet.


  1. Place all the ingredients in a saucepan and cook over low heat until the fruit is soft but not falling apart.
  2. Watch, you will probably have to add a little more water once or twice during the cooking so as not to scorch the fruit.
  3. Don't drown them, just a couple of tbsp at a time.
  4. Remove Cardamom seeds and serve.
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I also had (have!) a surplus of Asian pears so decided to do something other than just eat them out of hand :) I used whole cardamom pods as I assumed that was what was meant rather than seeds. Very tasty and did not need any additional sweetener. Thanks for the recipe :)

flower7 December 09, 2013