last week as I was running back and forth between my house and my
mom's. And so when the dust settled and I came home to a house that
needed a major cleaning, I started in the kitchen. So of course I got hungry.
Trying to be good after a whole week of eating not-so-healthy food, I went for a
fruit, only to find that all the fruit in fruit bowl had gone slightly bad. Not
rotten, just a drop too mushy to eat.
So we made compote, which is basically a pot of cooked fruit. I like
compote, but both of my grandfathers love love love compote, so I figured I'd
make some for each of them and deliver it the next time I saw my parents - or
better yet, they could take it home with them the next time they came around.
Anywho, here is how to make a very yummy fruit compote, which according to
both my grandfathers, goes wonderfully with chicken or fish and doubles as a
dessert. What more can you ask for?
your house. Other fruits can be used as well, like apricots, plums, pineapple,
prunes and the like. I just didn't happen to have those.
pieces. Throw all the cut fruit into a medium sized pot and add enough cold
water to cover the fruit halfway. Add 1/4 cup of sugar and bring the pot to a
boil. Lower to a simmer, cover the pot and let the fruit cook for about 30
minutes or until the fruit is soft but not totally falling apart.
container for a good week. The compote can be served cold, straight from the
fridge or served warmed up with a scoop of ice cream.