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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. It’s well worth it to make extra and have around to enjoy the super food apricots often.

Apricot Compote Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes

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

Directions:


  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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    Nutritional Profile

    Introduction to Recipe Rating System Chart

    The following chart shows the nutrients for which this recipe is either an excellent, very good or good source. Next to the nutrient name you will find the following information: the amount of the nutrient that is included in the noted serving of this recipe; the %Daily Value (DV) that that amount represents (similar to other information presented in the website, this DV is calculated for a 25-50 year old healthy woman); the nutrient density rating; and, the recipe's World's Healthiest Foods Rating. Underneath the chart is a table that summarizes how the ratings were devised. Read more about our Food and Recipe Rating System.

    Apricot Compote
    1.00 serving
    695.52 calories
    Nutrient Amount %DV Nutrient
    Density
    World's Healthiest
    Foods Rating
    vitamin C 87.57 mg 145.9 3.8 excellent
    omega 3 fatty acids 2.75 g 110.0 2.8 excellent
    manganese 1.16 mg 58.0 1.5 very good
    potassium 2009.29 mg 57.4 1.5 very good
    dietary fiber 10.06 g 40.2 1.0 good
    iron 6.04 mg 33.6 0.9 good
    copper 0.65 mg 32.5 0.8 good
    World's Healthiest
    Foods Rating
    Rule
    excellent DV>=75% OR Density>=7.6 AND DV>=10%
    very good DV>=50% OR Density>=3.4 AND DV>=5%
    good DV>=25% OR Density>=1.5 AND DV>=2.5%

    In Depth Nutritional Profile for Apricot Compote

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