Apple, Date and Raisin Compote

A versatile fruity compote – equally delicious served warm or cold


This quick and tasty little compote is great for jazzing up yoghurts, adding to porridge or muesli, or simply on its own.  It’s also makes a delicious fruity weaning puree if you give it a few pulses with the blender.  Run out of chutney for the cheese board?  It’s a complementary substitute for that too.  I usually make extra and pop little tubs of it in the freezer. You gotta love such simple, versatile food!

I tend use golden delicious or cooking apples as they are sweeter and juiciest, but you can use any apples, or even try it with pears instead.  You’ll probably need less water with pears.


The what:

2 apples, peeled and chopped

6 dried dates, chopped

a handful of raisins

60 ml water or any juice of your choice.  The juice will give you a sweeter compote.

1/4 tsp cinnamon


The how:

Add all the ingredients to a saucepan and cook on medium heat for about 10 minutes until the apples are soft.  Stir occasionally and add more water if the compote starts to stick to the bottom of the pan.  The amount of water you need will depend on the juiciness your apples. You can serve it warm or cold.


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