This artful fruit compote is colorful and versatile. It can be served "as is" for family meals; as a topping on angel food, sponge, or pound cake for company; or for those favorite winter comfort foods, rice and tapioca pudding.
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups water
1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and very thinly slivered
1 cup dried fruit mix
2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
1 orange, peeled and sectioned
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and
cut into small, thin wedges
In large saucepan, combine sugar, water and ginger. Bring to a boil over high heat. Add dried fruit mix. Bring back to a boil and immediately reduce heat to low simmer. Cook, uncovered, until fruit is not quite tender, about 5 minutes.
Add cranberries and simmer, stirring occasionally, until cranberries pop. Stir in orange and apple. Remove from heat and allow to cool down. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Makes 6 servings. Per serving: 161 calories, less than 1 g. total fat (0 g. saturated fat), 42 g. carbohydrate, 1 g. protein, 4 g. dietary fiber, 5 mg. sodium.All active news articles