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Pear Compote

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 6 ingredients

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...


  • ¾ pounds medium ripe pears, peeled, cored and cut into ¾-inch dice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 prunes, quartered, pits removed (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 whole clove

Nutrition Facts


70 cals


0 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0 g

Monounsaturated Fat

0 g


19 g


12 g


3 g


1 g


2 mg


  1. 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 cold from the fridge.

Chef Tips

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. Always buy them intact with the pits, and opt for the smaller ones. They are usually dried Italian plums and have the right flavor. The extra large prunes are actually dried round black plums, and taste quite different.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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