Apricot and Cranberry Compote

A tasty and colorful dessert which is trivially easy to make.

Vegan. Hands-on time: 5 mins. Total time: 25 mins.

Contributed by Janey Macleod (March 2003).

Apricots and cranberries are a winning combination, and this simple dessert exploits the full flavor of both. It not only looks and tastes great, it is an excellent source of vitamins, fiber and potassium (which helps regulate blood pressure), and is almost completely fat-free.

Some people like to sweeten this dish with a little honey, but I find it sweet enough as it is. Serves four.



Wash the apricots (even if the pack says that they are ready to eat). Put them in a pan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil, and simmer slowly for about 15 minutes. Add the cranberries. Boil for a further eight to ten minutes. Leave to cool before serving.

Note on quantities and temperatures:
Quantities are given in American (cups), imperial (oz, fl oz) and metric (g, ml) units. Do not mix the units - use one or other system throughout the recipe.
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Oven temperatures are given in degrees F (Fahrenheit) and C (Celsius).
For fan-assisted ovens, reduce the temperature by 20F or 10C.