Spiced Winter Fruit Compote Recipe

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serves: 8
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 10 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 200 kCal 10%


  • 100g (4oz) dried figs
  • 200g (7oz) dried apricots
  • 200g (7oz) prunes
  • 100g (4oz) dried cranberries
  • 2tsp ground mixed spice
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 cloves
  • zest and juice 1 orange
  • 300ml full-bodied red wine, eg Shiraz
  • 100ml (4fl oz) sloe gin


  • Put all the ingredients in a large pan, along with 200ml (7fl oz) cold water, and bring to the boil.

  • Simmer for 10 minutes or until the liquid reduces slightly and becomes syrupy. Leave to cool until needed. Remember to remove the whole spices from the compote before serving!

  • Serve warm or cold with creamy Greek yogurt for an indulgent breakfast or an almost virtuous dessert.

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