A compote is a dessert made of fruit in sugar syrup that often includes spices like vanilla, cinnamon, coconut or sultanas.
Rich in flavour and wonderfully creamy in texture, this satisfying rice pudding is a modern version of a popular old favourite. It's flavoured with tangy orange zest and sultanas, and paired with a cinnamon-spiced fresh apricot compote.
These popular snack fruits are outstanding sources of vitamin C; they also supply folate and fibre as well as flavonoids, which are cancer-fighting compounds.
Fruit and fruit juices are among the best food sources of potassium, which helps to lower blood pressure.
This is an accompaniment that goes best with pork and cheese dishes. The red onions take on a lovely colour when cooked with beetroot.
A really, truly gorgeous fruit salad made of soaked dried fruit that I serve in the evenings to share with my mum and sisters over a good movie. You can also have it for breakfast with muesli or porridge. You can use different dried fruit and add the pine nuts however much or little you like them.
Tart rhubarb and sweet strawberries simmered in orange juice, make a surprisingly successful combination of flavours, and are a refreshing way to use up a glut of summer fruits.
This is a simple cherry compote infused with cinnamon and clove flavours that is quick to make. The cherries taste great with any dessert or ice cream.
This is a simple apricot compote that will use up your surplus apricots to create a wonderful sweet treat that can be frozen and used when desired.
A fresh fig compote infused with aromatic vanilla. I had some fresh figs from the supermarket that weren't especially tasty, so I made this compote with them. The result was super delicious and the vanilla complements the figs perfectly. Enjoy over Greek yoghurt, spread over a cool cheesecake, or use to sandwich a summery sponge cake.
This is an alternative to cranberry sauce that goes really well with turkey or chicken. Also nice as a dessert.