Dried Fruit Compote Recipe (Parve, Passover)

Dried fruit compote
Dried fruit compote. Getty Images/Wael Hamdan/arabianEye
  • 35 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings
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This Dried Fruit Compote recipe is the perfect ending to a filling Passover Seder feast. This compote also works well for a Shabbat dessert or Tu B'Shvat treat. Here are more kosher for Passover dessert recipes.

At its simplest, a compote is a dish that has been made with fresh or dried fruit that has been slowly cooked or stewed (that's why compotes are also referred to as "stewed fruits") in a sugar syrup that can be laced with liquor and / or spices. Compotes are usually served chilled.

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup dried plums (or prunes, pitted)
  • 1 cup dried apricots
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 strip of lemon rind
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice

How to Make It

  1. In a medium saucepan, place 1 cup dried pitted plums or prunes, 1 cup dried apricots, and 1 cup golden raisins. Add water just to cover the fruits. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
     
  2. Add 1/2 cup sugar, 1 strip of lemon rind, 2 whole cloves and 1/4 teaspoon allspice. Stir and add a little water if necessary.
     
  3. Return heat, reduce heat and simmer gently, uncovered, for 10 to 15 minutes or until fruit has softened and syrup is thick.
     
  1. Remove lemon rind and cloves.
     
  2. Chill several hours before serving, garnished with chopped walnuts, if desired.

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