Dried fruit compote

Dried fruit compote

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From
Zest
Serves
4
Prep
5 mins
Photographer
Ian Hofstetter

If you are short of time, microwave the tea and fruit mixture on high (100%) power for 5 minutes to speed up the re-hydration process.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1/2 cup dried apricots
1/2 cup pitted prunes
1/2 cup dried peaches
1/2 cup dried pears
1/2 cup dried apple slices
6 dried figs
6 cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
4 strips orange peel
4 tea bags, your choice of flavour
1/4 cup caster sugar
3 cups water, boiling
no-fat vanilla yoghurt, to serve
pistachio nuts, chopped, to serve

Method

  1. In a large bowl, combine the apricots, prunes, peaches, pears, apple slices and figs with the cloves, cinnamon sticks and orange peel.
  2. Place the tea bags and caster sugar in a heat-proof bowl and pour on the boiling water. Stir to combine and dissolve the sugar then allow the mixture to infuse for 5 minutes.
  3. Discard the tea bags and pour the liquid over the dried fruit. Mix everything together well, cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to chill overnight.
  4. Serve the compote topped with a dollop of yoghurt, and sprinkled with pistachio nuts. If you wish, add some fresh apple slices, orange segments or berries before serving.

Super ingredient: Tea

  • Both green tea and regular (black) tea are rich in powerful antioxidants known as catechins, which can lower your risk of heart disease and help to keep cancer at bay. Best of all, if you take your tea black, with no milk or sugar, it has no kilojoules and has the ability to both relax and revive you.
Tags:
healthy
diet
low
fat. low-fat. low
calorie
low-calorie
skinny
nutritional
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