Dried Fruit Compote

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by So Cal Gal

A spicy little compote that greatly benefits from a stint in the cooler! (Slightly adapted from a recipe in The All New Good Housekeeping Cook Book.) Fridge time not included in preparation time.

Top Review by Sydney Mike

I really enjoy making compotes & working with dried fruits, & this recipe is no exception! Doubled the recipe, which I followed right down the line & had A WONDERFUL COMPOTE! The recipe is now in my Holiday Gift Ideas cookbook! Thanks for sharing! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in the current Pick-A-Chef]

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan, mix together dried apricots, brown sugar, lemon peel, cinnamon stick, and unsweetened apple juice or cider; bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Transfer mixture to a large dish or bowl; and mix in dried pitted prunes, dried tart cherries, and vanilla extract. Allow compote to cool completely; then remove lemon peel and cinnamon stick, cover, and refrigerate for at least 24 hours--or up to a week (compote thickens, and flavor develops, during fridge time).
  3. Stir compote before serving.

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