If you've been following along, you'll know that I wasn't home much this
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?
Gather together all the slightly mushy apples, pears and peaches you can find in
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.
I peeled 8 apples, 4 peaches and 1 pear and cut them into medium sized
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.
Allow the fruit compote to cool completely and store in an airtight
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.
Are you a Mom?
Of course you are,
your shirt is dirty :)