Apple, Nectarine and Apricot Compote (serves 4)
I was looking for plums but didn’t see any in the supermarket but I saw some lovely looking (and ripe) apricots and nectarines and I scooped them up hoping they would taste as good s they looked (and they did – not cotton woolly at all). Then I decided that they would make a great compote for breakfast or dessert. As I am trying to only use sugar when I absolutely have to I cooked the apples in apple juice and the apricots and nectarines in apricot juice – result, delicious and refreshing. If I had guests over, I would take a portion for myself and make the rest into a crisp or a crumble or I would serve a sorbet, maybe mango, with it.
1 pound apples – peeled and cut into chunks
1 tbsp. organic apple juice
1 pound ripe apricots – peeled and cut into pieces
1 pound ripe nectarines – peeled and cut into pieces
1 tbsp. apricot juice (I used Ceres brand)
Put apple chunks into a pan with apple juice and cook for 5 minutes.
Add apricot and nectarine pieces and apricot juice and cook for a further 5 minutes.