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Flavorful Fruit Compote

By cafb May 19, 2018

30 calories | 8g carbs | 0g fat (0g sat fat) | 0g protein | 0mg sodium | 1g fiber | 7g total sugar (5g added sugar) per serving

Serves 8.Cost varies

This heart-healthy recipe is the perfect topping for pancakes or toast.


  • 2 cups fresh fruit, chopped if needed (can also substitute with frozen fruit)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons sugar or honey
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice


  1. Combine 1 cup of the fruit, water, sugar, and lemon juice in a small saucepan and cook over medium high heat until mixture comes to a boil
  2. Add the rest of the fruit, lower to medium heat and cook for another 5-8 minutes, stirring frequently
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes before serving.

Fruit Options:

Pears, apples, oranges, peaches, blueberries, cranberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, cherries, or any combination of these.

Flavor Options:

Lemon zest, orange zest, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground ginger, vanilla extract, fresh mint leaves.


Serve over oatmeal, plain yogurt, spread on toast with any nut butter, top pancakes, waffles, French toast, cheese and crackers.

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