Video:Fruit Compote Recipewith Rachel Edelman
Fruit compote is a delicious way to dress up ice cream or angel food cake. Learn how to make a simple apple and pear compote, and then reduce the wine sauce to syrup.See Transcript
Transcript:Fruit Compote RecipeHi, I'm Rachel Edelman for About.com Food. Today I'm going to be talking about fruit compote.
What is Fruit Compote?Compote is a collection of chopped fruit simmered in wine and spices. Compote can be a great addition to delicious desserts with ice cream or angel food cake. The best thing about compote is use can use any kind of fruits. Today I'm going to be using apples and pears.
Fruit Compote Supplies and IngredientsTo get started, you will need:
- a large knife
- a vegetable peeler
- a slotted spoon
- pears and apple
Prepare the Compote FruitsFirst prepare your fruits. Wash the pear and wash the apple. Now peel the pear completely until there's no skin left on the pear and do the same for the apple. Cut each fruit around its core. Remove any parts that have seeds or the core of the fruit.
Chop the strips into small pieces. When making a compote it is helpful to have the pieces to be about the same size.
Mix the Compote IngredientsCombine all the ingredients in a saucepan. Use a 1/2 cup of dry red wine, 1/2 cup of water, 1/3 cup of honey, and a tablespoon of cinnamon.
Heat the Fruit CompoteBring the saucepan over moderately high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes, so the fruit is tender but not mushy. Remove some pieces with your spoon and use your peeler to test for tenderness. Remove the fruit from the pot with a slotted spoon and set aside.
Reduce the Wine to SyrupIncrease the heat on your saucepan to cook the wine. This will reduce it down to a syrup.
Serve the fruit compote with cake or cookies, then drizzle the syrup on top.
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