Sorry it’s been a while since the last post…Christmas preparations taking over here at AM Dietetics’ headquarters! Speaking of Christmas, I was looking for desserts and puddings using a slow cooker and found this dried fruit compote recipe. This is guaranteed to get the smell of Christmas wafting through your household. I normally don’t really like the smells that fill the house when the slow cooker is on but this one should even get your family Grinch into the spirit of things.
The compote can be used with your porridge, on pancakes or as a dessert with a reduced fat crème fraiche ice cream or cream if you are pushing the boat out. You can try any combinations of your favourite dried fruits too.
- 125g dried sour cherries
- 250g dried pear halves
- 125g dried figs
- 250g dried apricots
- 3 star anise
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 bay leaf
- Pared rind of 2 oranges
- 600ml cranberry juice
- 100g clear honey
Put all the fruit together with the star anise, cinnamon stick, bay leaf and orange rind in the slow cooker and mix together.
In a saucepan, heat the cranberry juice and honey with 500ml of water until it nearly boils and the pour it over the fruit.
Cook for 4 hours in the high setting or 8 hours on the low setting.
Serve hot or cold.
- This will keep up to 5 days if chilled, and is ok to freeze!