Not your regular fruit compote! This Spiced Winter Fruit Compote is the perfect combination of tangy and sweet. The nutritious dessert delivers all the Christmas flavour and is ready in 25 minutes.
Spiced Winter Fruit Compote
Hello Winter! With temperatures dropping, I’m craving warm and comforting dishes that excite my tastebuds. And this Spiced Winter Fruit Compote delivers. It is a seasonal fruit mix of mandarin and pear, supported by the immune-boosting hero orange to make a delicious and nourishing treat. Spiced with cinnamon, cloves, and ginger, it is a comforting dessert, perfect when it’s cold outside.
The best part? When making this delicious Spiced Winter Fruit Compote, your home will smell like Christmas. So festive!
Health benefits of this spiced compote
This easy dessert is comforting and comes with a bunch of health benefits. Clementines deliver a dose of vitamin C, boosting the immune system during the cold season. Pears also contain a good amount of vitamin C and are rich in potassium and copper. Think this is it? Then read on!
Next to the nutritious fruits in this compote, the spices make it a powerhouse in Winter. Cinnamon, cloves and ginger are all great sources of antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties. So you are basically fighting flu season with a dessert.
Tips and tricks for this recipe
- This compote is as versatile as it gets when it comes to the ingredients. If you don’t have the fruits I used in this recipe, use what you have on hand. Mandarins, apples, plums, and other winter fruits make great substitutions in this spiced compote.
- Serve this comforting dessert on its own or over oatmeal and chia seed pudding for a balanced breakfast.
- If not eaten right away, store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
More comforting winter recipes
- Superfood Apple Pie Oatmeal
- Immune Boosting Chicken Soup
- Spicy Coconut Carrot Soup
- Potato Pepper Chorizo Goulash
- Quick Yellow Vegetable Curry
- Plum and Apple Crumble
Spiced Winter Fruit Compote
- 4 clementines (or tangerines)
- 3 pears
- 2 oranges
- 2 tablespoon agave syrup
- 300 ml water (1 ¼ cups)
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 4 cloves
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch (optional)
- Peel the clementines and remove the white parts. Halve the pears, remove the kernels and dice. Squeeze the oranges and set the juice aside.
- Transfer the fruits and orange juice into a pot. Add 300ml of water, the cinnamon stick, cloves, ground ginger and agave nectar. Bring to a boil, stir and cook for about 10 minutes.
- Sift in cornstarch and cook for another 5 minutes if you want the compote to be a little thicker. Remove from heat and take out the cinnamons stick and cloves.
- Divide into bowls or glasses and serve warm or cold.
Nutritional values are estimates only calculated with the recipe calorie and nutrition calculator provided by verywellfit.com. The author of this website is not a nutritionist nor a doctor. All nutritional data provided in the recipes and correspondent blog posts are for informational purposes only. Do not use the information as nutritional or medical advice.