In the words of our founder, Ann: “I love all fruit compote. It started during the time I spent traveling in France and Italy, when prunes, apples, pears, and peaches would turn up as... simple, quite wonderful compotes on the dessert trolley. During cancer treatment, compotes can be life-savers. Cooking fruit concentrates its flavor and makes it easier to digest. The mix of dried prunes and fresh pears is particularly delicious; the prunes give sweetness and depth to the light taste of the pears. Add a dollop of Greek yogurt for some protein and you are set.”
Combine all the ingredients in a small pot. Cover and cook over low heat for 20 minutes. Uncover and cook for another 10 minutes or until the liquid has reduced and turns syrupy. Discard the clove. Serve warm, or store and serve cold from the fridge.
Prunes are a great health food and so good to have on hand as a snack or to add another layer of flavor like in this recipe. They are rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. The smaller ones with pits are usually dried Italian plums, whereas the extra large prunes tend to be dried round black plums that taste quite different.