Friday, September 5, 2014

RECIPE: Stone Fruit Compote

 Difficulty Level: Easy
 Yield: 1 1/3 cups
 *Consider enjoying this chunky fruit spread on toast with ricotta or spoon it over yogurt.

 2 1/4 cups coarsely chopped stone fruit, such as peaches, nectarines & plums, about 3/4 lb. total (leave skins on)
 2 Tbs. honey
 Coarse salt (a pinch!)
 1 wide strip lemon zest
 1 small cinnamon stick
 2-3 Tbs. water

 1. In a small saucepan, combine fruit, honey, pinch of salt, lemon zest, cinnamon stick & water.
 2. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until fruit is soft, 8-12 minutes.
 3. Transfer to a pint-size jar & let cool. (Remove cinnamon stick)

 *To store: tighten lid on jar & refrigerate for up to 2 weeks

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