This recipe for Apple Pear Compote is a delicious way to add some fresh fruit flavors to any meal.
Our compote uses Red Delicious apples, Bartlett pears and golden raisins that have been cooked in a mixture of lemon juice, sugar, vanilla and a blend of spices. We’ve also added Calvados, a French apple brandy, which adds an extra level of delicious flavors to this apple pear compote.
A compote (which means “mixture” in French) originated in 17th century France as a dessert made with whole or pieces of fruit that have been cooked in a sugar syrup. According to Wikkipedia, the French invented compote believing that fruit cooked in sugar syrup balanced the effects of humidity on the body.
While originally served as a dessert (this is fabulous served warm over vanilla ice cream!), we think this apple pear compote is equally good as a side dish to pork or chicken.
We’re a VoiceBoks ‘Top Food Blogs of 2013′ nominee and would appreciate your vote!! You can vote once a day until March 24th so even if you’ve voted for us already, you can vote again! Please click through and give us a ‘thumbs up’. Thank you!