- Apple and Pear Compote with No Added Sugar
Apple and Pear Compote with No Added Sugar
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