June 28, 2017

Fruit Compote

Janine Pineo Photo | Easy Fruit Compote uses apple, pear and strawberry.

Janine Pineo Photo | Easy Fruit Compote uses apple, pear and strawberry.

I had a pear, two apples and some strawberries. They were still fresh but just past their peak.

What to do?

Make a compote. Sounds fancy, doesn’t it?

It couldn’t be easier. Fruit, a little water and some sugar. That’s all this one needed.

The result was tasty by itself, and then I had it with toast for breakfast a couple of days. I used the last bit on a peanut butter sandwich.

Easy Fruit Compote

2 ripe apples, peeled and chunked
1 ripe Anjou pear, peeled and chunked
10-12 medium ripe strawberries, culled and sliced
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water

Prepare fruit. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and cook on medium heat until the fruit is softened and most of the liquid cooked off, about 20 minutes.

Use a potato masher to crush the cooked fruit if you like it less chunky, about 5 minutes before finishing cooking.

Delicious served warm.

Store in the refrigerator for up to five days.

— Janine Pineo