Compote - Cooked Dried Fruits Dessert

A dessert that’s actually good for you? Yes, I have it! And yes, it’s also pretty, delicious, and vegan! You have to try it!
Plus, it’s here just in time for Rosh Hashana—the Jewish New Year—how can you resist?
Honestly, this is the best dessert to end your holiday meal!

The first step in making the compote is to buy dried fruits that are organic and contain no added sugar. This is rule number one for a successful, healthy compote.

Since it’s naturally sweet, it’s not overly sweet. Plus, it’s perfectly balanced with spice from the cinnamon, anise, and lemon. The fiber in the fruit helps ease digestion after a heavy meal. And, it’s the easiest dessert to make, every beginner can handle it.

So, go ahead, make the compote and tell me how it came out!

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1 cup dried pitted plums, no sugar added

1 cup dried apricots, no sugar added

1/2 cup raisins, no sugar added

1 apple, peeled and cubed

1 pear, peeled and cubed

5-6 cups water

1 cinnamon stick

1 anise

1/2 lemon, peeled and cubed



In a covered pot add all the ingredients, bring to a boil without the lid, then lower to simmer, cover with a lid, and cook for about an hour. Let it cool down, then keep in the fridge. Serve chilled.