Dried Fruit Compote

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Dried Fruit Compote

Dried Fruit Compote

This hearty dessert is the perfect sweet ending to a Hanukkah meal. Try serving it with plain yogurt, sweetened sour cream or ricotta cheese.

Serves 6

Prep Time 10 min

Total Time 50 min.


  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces dried apricots, (3/4 cup)
  • 4 ounces pitted prunes, (3/4 cup)
  • 4 ounces dried pear halves, cut in half (3/4 cup)

Cooking Directions

Step 1

Stir water, sugar, cinnamon, cloves and salt in a large saucepan over medium-high heat until the sugar dissolves. Add apricots, prunes and pears and bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat and simmer slowly for 30 minutes.

Step 2

Uncover and continue simmering slowly until thickened, about 10 minutes. Let cool completely before serving. Serve at room temperature or chilled.