Cranberry dried fruit compote5

Posted on August 5, 2011 by ChristieBreakfast, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Even though we’ve had some sunny Winter days, there is still a chill in the morning air, which means porridge is a very enticing breakfast option.

If you’re in the northern hemisphere then muesli will be a more likely choice, but everyone is in luck, because this compote goes equally well with both!

It can even masquerade as a dessert over ice cream, if you’re so inclined, although we’ll be eating it with porridge this week.

Believe it or not, it took me quite a few years to convince my hubby to start eating porridge. He was, understandably, turned off it after working in a cafe that made theirs in the microwave (they also scrambled eggs in the microwave!). Luckily, he finally found out that my stovetop version is much nicer and even better with a spoonful or two of this compote.

Compote is essentially fruit poached in a sugar syrup. This one uses Ocean Spray juices and a mix of dried fruit to create a sweet, yet substantial breakfast topper. The picture above shows it served with muesli and yoghurt.

If you have any leftover syrup it is lovely whizzed up in the blender with some ice cubes and milk. Enjoy!

Christie x

This recipe was developed by Fig & Cherry for Ocean Spray as sponsored content.

Cranberry dried fruit compote recipe

serves 4

60g (1/2 cup) dried apricots
150g (about 6) dried figs
60g (1/2 cup) Ocean Spray Craisins
60g (about 10) prunes
250ml (1 cup) Ocean Spray Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
250ml (1 cup) Ocean Spray Cranberry Classic Juice

1. Place all the dried fruit in a large, wide saucepan. Pour over both the juices and bring to the boil over high heat.

2. Boil for 15-20 minutes until the fruit is plumped up and soft and the liquid is reduced by half. It should thicken slightly and become syrupy. Skim off any foamy bits, if necessary.

3. Serve with muesli, porridge or thick yoghurt.

  • This looks and sounds so yummy that I’m seriously considering buying the ingredients today and making it tomorrow. I’d put it over 0% fat Greek yogurt. Here’s hoping…..

  • Mmmmm lovely! This will be so nice on some breakfast rice pudding too.

  • Looks so yummy and sweety

  • That looks so delicious! :)

  • This sounds really great over some of the home-made yogurt I typically have. Dried cranberries/Craisins are quite versatile it seems.

    Another way I like to use them besides in yogurt is to add them to sausage in the frying pan. It gives a bit of a sweet and sour flavor to breakfast sausage.

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