Winter Fruit Compote

Winter Fruit Compote

Winter Fruit Compote


Makes 4 servings


1 can (16 ounces) pitted dark sweet cherries in syrup, undrained
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1-1/2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon almond-flavored liqueur or 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 ripe Bartlett or Comice pears, peeled, cored and cut into 1-inch cubes
1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint
Fresh mint sprigs for garnish (optional)


  1. Drain cherries, reserving 1/4 cup syrup. Combine reserved syrup and cornstarch in small bowl; mix until smooth. Add mixture to saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to simmer. As mixture begins to thicken, stir in honey and liqueur.
  2. Stir in pears and cherries. Cook 2 minutes or until fruit is warm, stirring occasionally. Spoon into dessert dishes; sprinkle with fresh mint and garnish with mint sprigs, if desired. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutritional Information

Calories 164
Calories from Fat 3 %
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat <1 g
Carbohydrate 41 g
Fiber 4 g
Protein 1 g
Sodium 4 mg

Dietary Exchange

Fruit 2-1/2

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