Fruit Compote

This is a delicious fruit compote and it is so easy to make.

Prunes are full of many amazing health benefits from helping with constipation to lowering blood pressure to even helping with weight loss. So do enjoy a healthy prune or two as these dried plums are a tasty sweet treat.

They may be small but apricots are packed with essential vitamins and health benefits. Apricots are antioxidant-rich and are great for digestion and preventing constipation. They lower the risk of age-related macular degeneration and are great for protection against heart disease.

Pears have more nutrients per calorie than calories per nutrient (surprising since they are so sweet). They are what I call a Smart Carb. and are a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, copper & vitamin K. They are often considered a hypoallergenic fruit that is less likely to produce an adverse response than other fruits by healthcare practitioners making them a great first fruit fed to infants as a safe way to start.

Adding a few raisins that are unsweetened and unsulfured adds some more sweetness to this mix. Raisins are a healthy, tasty food when eaten in moderation. They are a good source of nutrients and add a tasty sweetness to desserts and snacks. According to Medical News Today, they have many health benefits.

Lemons’ health benefits are immense.  To begin they are acidic to the taste but are alkaline-forming in the body. In fact, they are one of the most alkaline-forming superfoods; this makes them great for balancing a highly acidic condition in the body. Also, they are full of many health benefits.

Almonds – Almonds are very tasty and so beneficial for our health. They are my favourite nut; most mornings I add 7 to 10 almonds to my breakfast.

Time to make my fruit compote.

Fruit Compote

This is a delicious fruit compote and it is so easy to make.
Course Dessert
Cuisine gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword apricots, fruit, fruit compote, Gluten-free, pears, plums, Prunes, Vegan, vegetarian
Author Diana Herrington

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups dried fruit, prunes, apricots, pears, raisins
  • 1 small lemon
  • 1/2 cup whole raw almonds
  • water

Instructions

  • Juice the lemon.
  • Cover the dried fruit with water and lemon juice.
  • Soak the dried fruit for 12 – 24 hours.
  • In a separate bowl, cover the almonds with water.
  • Soak the almonds overnight.
  • Drain the water off the almonds.
  • Mix the almonds in with dried fruit mixture.
  • Serve the compote with pudding* - pour on top of fruit and almonds.
  • Leave it to cool a little and serve it warm or cold.

Notes

Find out more health benefits of the Ingredients: prunes, apricots, pears, lemon, almonds, Water
 
Serve the fruit compote with Pudding - see the recipe.
 
 Serve the fruit compote with Pudding: This is a simple sauce to make that will add an extra delicious flavour to your desserts.

 

Here are some more delicious plum recipes: 

 Plum Crumble – This plum crumble is delicious and very healthy too because there is no white sugar in it. Also, it is an extremely easy to make dessert.

 Sweet Plum Cake– I love this healthy gluten free, dairy free and egg free cake. For me, it is also important that there are no unhealthy sugars and any healthy sugars be in small quantities. Being vegan is important to me. This is why I create recipes like the one. Enjoy!

 Sweet Prune Fruit Pudding with Custard is Delicious – This prune fruit pudding made with the fruit compote is so delicious. What makes this pudding so special is being topped with the vegan custard. Also, what I really like about it is that there is no sugar added.

 Yummy Prune Jam is Sugar-Free with Apples and Cinnamon – This prune jam was so easy to make. Adding the cinnamon made it extra delicious. I did add a little stevia to make it taste more like a jam. This recipe makes two small jars.

Prune Powerballs are Yummy and Full of Energy – These prune power balls rolled in coconut have a bit of history.  Back in the hippy days, they were the famous ‘Bliss Balls’ that we all made very frequently. We made them with what we now call healthy superfoods.

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