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Spiced Pear Compote

Yields6 ServingsPrep Time8 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time38 mins

My sister and her husband were on a cycling trip though the Alsace region of NE France and the brought me back some lovely mulled wine spices(éspices à vin chaud). I used them to make this comforting fall or winter compote. This can be made with apples too. I use it as a topping for porridge, yogurt and pancakes.

 3 cups Pears, seeded and chopped into small bite-size pieces about 4 large pears
 1 Large Lemon or Orange, juiced
 ½ cup Water120 ml
 2 Cinnamon sticks
 2 Whole Star Anise
 4 Whole Cloves

Add all of the ingredients to a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat until the pears breakdown and become soft, about 30 minutes. You may need to add more water depending on how firm/ripe your fruit is. Make sure the fruit still has some form and you do not want a mushy sauce


Store in a sealed glass jar in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/4 cup

Servings 0