Chilled 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.
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
- 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
- In a saucepan, combine apples, prunes, raisins and orange. Add 3 cups of water.
- Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.
- Stir in sugar and cinnamon.
- Combine cornstarch and remaining 3 Tablespoons of water; stir into saucepan.
- Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook for 2 minutes.
- Chill and serve.