Fruit Compote Recipe - Delicious Vegetarian Dessert

Fruit Compote

Fruit Compote Recipe - Delicious Vegetarian Dessert
Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 15 minutes | Servings: 4 | Vegetarian diet


Fruit Compote
Fruit Compote

Fruit compote is a delicious and versatile dish that can be enjoyed on its own or as a topping for yogurt, oatmeal, pancakes, or ice cream. This sweet and fruity treat is easy to make and can be customized with your favorite fruits and sweeteners.


Fruit compote has been enjoyed for centuries as a way to preserve and enjoy the flavors of fresh fruit. Originally made with a combination of fruits, sugar, and spices, compote was a popular dessert in medieval Europe. Today, fruit compote is still a beloved dish that can be enjoyed year-round.


How to prepare

  1. Heat the fruit in half of the water and mash them as they heat (or you can slice them up prior to heating).
  2. Thoroughly mix the remaining water with the arrowroot powder, ensuring there are no lumps.
  3. Add the arrowroot mixture and sweetener to the fruit and stir constantly over medium heat until the sauce thickens and becomes brightly colored.
  4. Chill and serve.


  • Try using different combinations of fruits such as berries, peaches, or apples.
  • Experiment with different sweeteners such as honey, agave nectar, or brown sugar.
  • Add spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or ginger for a more complex flavor profile.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Use a variety of fruits for a more complex flavor profile.

- Adjust the sweetness level to your liking by adding more or less sweetener.

- Experiment with different spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or ginger for added depth of flavor.

- Serve the compote warm or chilled, depending on your preference.

Serving Suggestions

Serve fruit compote on its own as a light dessert, or use it as a topping for yogurt, oatmeal, pancakes, or ice cream. It can also be used as a filling for pastries or cakes.

Cooking Techniques

Heat the fruit and water together to soften the fruit and release their juices.

- Thicken the compote with arrowroot powder for a smooth and glossy texture.

- Stir constantly while cooking to prevent lumps from forming.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use cornstarch or tapioca starch instead of arrowroot powder.

- Substitute maple syrup with honey, agave nectar, or brown sugar.

- Use any combination of fresh or frozen fruits that you prefer.

Make Ahead Tips

Fruit compote can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. Simply reheat before serving.

Presentation Ideas

Serve fruit compote in small bowls or glasses for an elegant presentation. Garnish with fresh mint leaves or a dollop of whipped cream for a finishing touch.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair fruit compote with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of Greek yogurt for a delicious and satisfying dessert.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store leftover fruit compote in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Calories per serving: 120


Carbohydrates: 30g per serving


Fats: 0g per serving


Proteins: 0g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

Vitamins and Minerals: Varies depending on the fruits used


Allergens: None (unless specific fruits used are allergens)


Fruit compote is a low-fat, low-protein, and high-carbohydrate dish that is rich in vitamins and minerals. It is a healthy and delicious option for a sweet treat.


Fruit compote is a versatile and delicious dish that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. Whether served on its own or as a topping for other dishes, this sweet and fruity treat is sure to be a hit with your family and friends.

How did I get this recipe?

. The vibrant colors of the fruit and the sweet aroma that filled the kitchen were enough to capture my attention. It was a warm summer day, and I had just returned from a visit to the local farmer's market with a basket full of fresh, ripe fruits.

As I unpacked my bounty, I came across a recipe card tucked away in the bottom of the basket. It was for a fruit compote, a dish I had never tried before. Intrigued, I decided to give it a shot.

The recipe called for a mix of berries, peaches, and plums, all of which I had just purchased. I began by washing and chopping the fruit, taking care to remove the pits and stems. As I worked, memories of my own grandmother’s kitchen flooded back to me. She was a talented cook who had passed down many recipes to me over the years.

I remembered watching her in the kitchen, her hands moving with precision as she prepared delicious meals for our family. She always seemed to know exactly what ingredients to use and how to combine them to create the most mouthwatering dishes.

As I continued to prepare the fruit compote, I thought about all the recipes I had learned from my grandmother. From her famous apple pie to her hearty beef stew, each dish held a special place in my heart. I realized that cooking was more than just following a set of instructions – it was a way to connect with my family and honor the traditions that had been passed down through generations.

Once the fruit was chopped and ready, I began to simmer it in a saucepan with a bit of sugar and a splash of orange juice. The kitchen filled with the sweet scent of the cooking fruit, and I couldn’t help but smile. I knew that this dish would be a hit with my own family, just as my grandmother’s recipes had always been with us.

As the compote bubbled away on the stove, I thought about the different ways I could serve it. I could spoon it over ice cream for a simple dessert, or pair it with a dollop of whipped cream for a more elegant touch. The possibilities were endless, and I couldn’t wait to share this new recipe with my loved ones.

After a bit of simmering, the fruit had softened and released its juices, creating a thick, syrupy compote. I carefully transferred it to a serving dish and allowed it to cool slightly before tasting it. The flavors were bright and tangy, with just the right amount of sweetness. I knew that this dish would become a staple in my own kitchen, just like so many of my grandmother’s recipes had been.

As I sat down to enjoy a bowl of the fruit compote, I couldn’t help but feel grateful for the gift of cooking that had been passed down to me. My grandmother’s love and expertise in the kitchen had shaped me into the cook I was today, and I knew that her legacy would live on through the dishes I prepared for my own family.

I savored each spoonful of the fruit compote, feeling the connection to my grandmother and all the generations of strong, talented women who had come before me. As I finished the last bite, I made a promise to myself to continue sharing my love of cooking with those around me, just as my grandmother had done for me.

And so, with a full heart and a satisfied stomach, I put away the recipe card for the fruit compote, knowing that it would become a cherished part of my culinary repertoire. I thanked my grandmother silently for her guidance and inspiration, and looked forward to the many more delicious recipes that awaited me in the future.


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