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Warm winter fruit compote

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Two weeks ago, Arlene Rempel wrote in on behalf of her sister who had lost a Manitoba Hydro recipe from the 1990s for a hot fruit compote that pairs with chicken, pork or ham. We have found that exact recipe, I think, as well as a few tasty variations. Thanks to Donna Coulter of Keewatin, Ont., who sent in the recipe for warm winter fruit compote from the 1997 Manitoba Hydro Festive Lights recipe booklet, and to Lori Eidse of Morden, whose microwave version comes from a Hydro Share the Holidays recipe booklet from 2001. Thanks also to Gail Schledwitz and Susan McCulloch for their contributions.

Although we started the new year with some healthy breakfast cookies, Judy Shkolny is still looking for a specific version called On-the-Run breakfast cookies, which are made with almonds, raisins, whole wheat flour and other good things. The recipe ran in the Free Press a few years back.

If you can help with a recipe request, have your own request, or a favourite recipe you'd like to share, send an email to recipeswap@freepress.mb.ca, fax it to 204-697-7412, or write to Recipe Swap, c/o Alison Gillmor, Winnipeg Free Press, 1355 Mountain Ave. Winnipeg, MB, R2X 3B6. Please include your first and last name, address and telephone number.

 

Warm winter fruit compote

1 x 398 ml (14 oz) can peach slices, drained, juices reserved

1 x 398 ml (14 oz) can pear slices, drained, juices reserved

1 x 398 ml (14 oz) can apricot halves, drained

75 ml (1/3 cup) raisins

15 ml (1 tbsp) cornstarch

60 ml (1/4 cup) orange marmalade

75 ml (1/3 cup) chopped pecans, toasted

Preheat oven to 175 C (350 F). Reserve 175 ml (3/4 cup) juice from the peaches and pears. Add cornstarch to juice and mix well. Stir in marmalade and set aside. In lightly greased 2.25-litre (2 qt) casserole dish, combine peaches, pears, apricots and raisins. Pour cornstarch mixture over fruit. Stir to blend. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Stir in chopped pecans. Serve immediately. Makes 6-8 servings.

 

Tester's notes: This is a versatile side dish with a bright, citrus taste, thanks to the marmalade. The pecans add some crunch.

 

Microwave hot fruit compote

1 x 398 ml (14 oz) jar unsweetened applesauce

1 x 398 ml (14 oz) can apricot halves, drained

1 x 398 ml (14 oz) can pear slices, drained

1 x 398 ml (14 oz) can peach slices, drained

1 x 398 ml (14 oz) can pineapple chunks, drained

150 ml (2/3 cup) brown sugar, packed

5 ml (1 tsp) cinnamon

5 ml (1 tsp) nutmeg

60 ml (4 tbsp) butter or margarine, divided

 

In a 2.25-litre (2 qt) microwave-safe dish, layer half the applesauce, apricots, pears, peaches and pineapple. In small bowl, mix together brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Sprinkle half the sugar mixture over fruit. Dot with 30 ml (2 tbsp) butter. Repeat layers. Cover. Microwave on high (100 per cent or level 10) power for 5 minutes. Uncover. Microwave on high (100 per cent or level 10) power for additional 5 minutes. Makes 10-12 servings.

 

Tester's notes: This compote uses most of the same fruits as the first version, but gets spicy warmth from the cinnamon and nutmeg and a little added richness from the butter. The microwave option is handy if you're pressed for time or your oven is already full.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition January 22, 2014 D5

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Updated on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 8:25 AM CST: adds photo, formats text

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