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wood board with gluten free carrot cake cupcakes with cherry ginger compote. fresh ginger and cinnamon sticks in front, sppon with compote and fresh whole carrots

How to Make a Fruit Compote

Author: Janet Harlow
Course: Sauces and Dressings
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 /2 cup
A fruit compote is such an easy way to turn a dessert or savory dish into a showstopper.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins


Cherry Ginger Compote

  • 1/2 cup frozen fruit
  • 1 Tbsp sugar or other sweetener
  • 2 tsps lemon juice or other citrus
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 2 tsps fresh grated ginger your choice of spice s (1/8-1/4 tsp)
  • 2 tsps tapioca starch optional for thicker sauce


  • Cut bigger pieces of fruit in half or quarters to about 1/2."
  • Place all of the ingredients in small pot over medium-high heat. Stir and bring to a simmer.
  • Use a wood spoon or spatula to smash the fruit a little.
  • Simmer for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • If you want a thicker sauce, mix the tapioca starch with 2 tsp cold water and stir into the compote. Continue stirring until thickened.
  • Taste. Adjust flavors accordingly. If it's a little blah, add a pinch of salt and sweet and another teaspoon of citrus. Too sweet? Add a pinch of salt and some citrus juice.
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