Chilled Nectarine Compote

    1 hour 50 minutes

    A lovely way to serve fresh nectarines when they come into season. This would be a nice dessert for a dinner party, or just around the family table.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 500g ripe nectarines
    • 30g butter
    • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 1 or 2 whole star anise
    • 4 tablespoons thickened cream

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:1hour chilling  ›  Ready in:1hour50min 

    1. Quarter and stone each nectarine.
    2. Melt the sugar into the butter in a heavy saucepan on a low heat, and cook until the mixture turns a light brown.
    3. Now add the nectarines and star anise and cook for around 18 minutes on a medium heat until the nectarines are soft.
    4. Take off the heat, remove the star anise, and whip or blend the mixture into a purée. Keep in the fridge until needed, to cool.
    5. When ready to serve, whip the thickened cream until you can form a soft peak, and add to the top of the compote. Serve chilled.

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