I like eating predominately raw, but when the winter & snow roll around in my drafty home, I like to have something warm.  This treat is healthy and warming to the soul.  I like to eat it by itself.  Some people enjoy it over-top of a plain dairy-free yogurt.  There are others...God bless them, that even in the winter... like it over a plant-based ice cream.  Brrr... 

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet Fuji apple (could be another type Gala, Braeburn), diced
  • 1 peeled & diced navel orange
  • 1/2 c. raisins
  • 1/2  c. dried prunes
  • 1 ripe Bartlett pear, diced
  • 1½ c. water (could be more depends on the amount of fruit you put in)
  • 1/4  c. date sugar (to taste)
  • 3 tsp. of cinnamon
  • 1 whole star anise
  • 1/4 c. Calimyrna figs (diced or whole)
  • 1/4  c. dried apricots (diced or whole)
  • 1/4-1/2 c. almonds (soaked overnight is best, but not necessary)
  • 1/4 c. date sugar
  • 1/8 c.  coconut flakes

What to do

  • Throw everything into the pot and fill with water an inch or so higher than the level that the fruit reaches on the pot. 
  • Let it come not quite to a boil and then turn down and simmer.  I cook it long enough for the almonds to become soft - about 20 mins. I add in water if it gets too low.   
  • Serve it up warm and top with some fresh fruit.  I like berries, but you choose what suits your fancy.  

Note:

You can play around with the types of dried fruits you add to your compote.  Perhaps leaving out figs and placing in fresh plums...Have fun!

Have fun!

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