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    Winter Fruit Compote With Cognac

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    55 mins

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    wicked cook 46's Note:

    This is a recipe from chef Laura Calder of Food Newtorks French Food at Home. Very rich and fruit filled. I served it over a scoop of vanilla ice cream. I also used brandy instead of cognac ( much cheaper) Next time I make this I will take the seeds out of the kumquats Taste similar to a Fig Newton cookie. Times are approximate and includes the mascerating time

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    1. 1
      Cut the prunes in halves or quarters depending on how big they are and figs into quarters .
    2. 2
      Slice the kumquats, leaving on the skin,about 1/8 inch thick ,using the tip of a knife flick out the seeds.
    3. 3
      Put everything in a saucepan and bring to a gentle boil.
    4. 4
      Cook until the fruits are plump and the sauce syrupy.
    5. 5
      Turn off the heat and let the fruit macerate for 30 minutes.
    6. 6
      Pour into a serving dish and let cool.
    7. 7
      Serve with crème fraîche and toasted almonds, or with a big spoonful of vanilla ice cream.

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    • on November 14, 2009


      Made this recipe with apricot brandy rather than the cognac, but another time I'd like to try it with Triple Sec (for the orange flavor)! I don't usually do very much cooking with kumquats, although I like eating them plain, AND they're great in this compote, for sure! A nice keeper! Thanks for sharing it! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Every Day Is a Holiday tag]

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    Nutritional Facts for Winter Fruit Compote With Cognac

    Serving Size: 1 (175 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 189.9
    Calories from Fat 4
    Total Fat 0.5 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 6.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 48.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.9 g
    Sugars 36.2 g
    Protein 1.8 g

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