Chilled Breakfast Fruit Compote

breakfast fruit compote

This chilled breakfast fruit compote is made with a generous mix of prunes, apples, raisins and oranges. Served chilled, this fruit recipe is a nice addition to add color and flavor to your breakfast or brunch table. You can also find more breakfast fruit ideas like this fruit compote here.

The warm bright inviting colors of the fruits are eye-catching and add that needed punch of color when you are serving a special brunch menu or just want something a bit different. A hint of cinnamon adds a deep rich flavor to the fruit juices.

A compote is a nice accompaniment to a breakfast casserole because of the tartness of the fruit and the sweetness from the sugar. The flavors complement each other and it helps round out the meal.

I know some of you might be wondering about a recipe that calls for prunes – knowing some of their less positive properties. 🙂 I thought I would take a moment and address some of the positive benefits of prunes.

Prunes are a nutrient dense food with antioxidant properties and they also contain high amounts of fiber. I do want to note that this recipe only calls for 1/2 cup of pitted prunes. When divided by 4 servings, that is a very small amount of prunes.

This fruit recipe is wonderful for a holiday brunch menu, but tastes great any time of year. Serve in a parfait glass for a special added touch.

Chilled Breakfast Fruit Compote Recipe

Chilled Breakfast Fruit Compote
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 servings
  • 3 large cooking apples, peeled and sliced thick
  • ½ cup pitted prunes
  • ¾ cup raisins
  • 1 orange, peeled and sectioned
  • 3 cups water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 Tablespoons water
  1. In a saucepan, combine apples, prunes, raisins and orange. Add 3 cups of water.
  2. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in sugar and cinnamon.
  4. Combine cornstarch and remaining 3 Tablespoons of water; stir into saucepan.
  5. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Chill and serve.
This keeps well in the refrigerator for up to a week.

About the author

Laura Warnke

Laura Warnke is a mom, wife, and Midwest cook that enjoys sharing many of her family's favorite comfort food recipes. She grew up on a farm in Wisconsin and loves to bring that farm-style home cooking to your table.

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