The World's Healthiest Foods

Apricot Compote

Dried apricots are a great way of satisfying your sweet tooth while receiving numerous nutritional benefits. This easy compote is quick, naturally sweet and very versatile. It can be served alone, topped with vanilla yogurt, or as a topping over fresh fruit such as pears or apples for a healthy dessert. Its well worth it to make extra and have around to enjoy the super food apricots often.

Apricot Compote Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes

1 cup dried apricots, sliced
cup raisins
cup chopped walnuts
2 TBS fresh lemon juice
1 cups fresh orange juice
2 TBS honey

  1. Bring the lemon juice, orange juice and honey to a boil and add apricots and raisins in a small saucepan.
  2. Reduce heat to low and simmer just until they become tender and a little syrupy, about 10 minutes. Do not overcook, or they will dissolve. You want to still have definition in your fruit.
  3. Remove apricots and raisins with a slotted spoon and reduce sauce for about 2 minutes to thicken.
  4. Remove from heat and add apricots, raisins, and walnuts back to sauce. Serve warm or chilled.

    Yields about 2 cups
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    This page was updated on: 2002-11-07 06:25:36
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