Additional Information

Site Information

View Cart
 Loading... Please wait...

New! Try our Frontier Blend Bone Broth Frontier Blend Broth

Apple and Pear Compote with No Added Sugar

Posted by Didi Gorman on

Fruit compotes are very versatile.

They can be served as a light fruity dessert or as a beverage; hot or chilled; mashed up or in big chunks; with cream or chocolate, or just by themselves; in other words – very versatile indeed.

The compote in the picture is served as a chilled summer drink.

There is no sweetening in this compote apart from the natural sweetness of the fruit itself (which will be greatly diluted in the water during the cooking process). This means our compote will be only lightly sweet.

One way to enhance sweetness -without adding any sugar- is to use less water.

Also, I would go for very ripe pears, as they’re naturally sweeter and softer.

Here’s the recipe:

Sweetened by: fruit only

Special equipment: large pot with a lid 

Preps: 15 minutes (cook time: 1 hour)
Makes: one large pot

You will need:
4 apples, cored and thickly diced
4 pears, cored and thickly diced
A few small pieces of lemon peel
A few squeezes fresh lemon (no seeds)
1 cinnamon stick

How to make it:
1. Place the fruit, lemon peel, cinnamon stick, and lemon squeeze in a pot.
2. Cover with water. (Note that fruit tends to float and therefore does not need to be submerged)
3. Cover with a lid and simmer till soft, stirring from time to time.
4. Once cool, refrigerate.

We can serve the compote in a bowl or a glass, and have a pitcher of compote as a centerpiece in the middle of the dining table.

With this, I will wish you a lovely, refreshing weekend

Wise Choice Market

I have written over 30 easy fruit recipes to make from scratch at home!
All the recipes are in my book Fresh Fruit Anyone? Easy Homemade Fruit Treats from Scratch, where you will find fruit-based snacks and desserts, mango porcupines, unique lemonades and smoothies, berry slushies, banana ice creams, orange-strawberry popsicles, peach jelloes, apple compotes, pear and berry jams, awesome no-bowl fruit salads, and much more!
I invite you to explore, enjoy, dig in, and be inspired by this fruitilicious feast!