* 1 Tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
* 1 small onion, chopped fine
* 1 1/2 tsp fresh ginger root, minced or grated
* 1 C apricots, chopped
* 1 C pears, chopped
* 1 C pineapple, chopped
* 1 C apples, chopped
* 2 Tbsp lime juice
* 2 Tbsp of brown sugar
1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat until hot not allowing it to smoke.
2. Add the onion and ginger root and cook for 2 minutes.
3. Stir in the apricots, pears, pineapple and apples.
4. Cook for 4 minutes or until tender.
5. Adjust the heat to low.
6. Pour in the lime juice and stir to combine.
7. Stir in the brown sugar and cook 2 minutes or until the sugar has completely dissolved.
How you make a compote, and what constitutes a compote, are really up for debate. But, normally, if you chop up a bunch of fruit, heat it with some flavorings, lemon or lime juice, and sugar, you've got yourself a compote.
This is a nice way to change things up a bit at dessert time. Kids really like this because it's just mainly fruit and sugar, but the onion and ginger gives it a little boost for the grown-ups... flavors the kids won't even be able to identify or get stubborn about. So, officially, I call this a kid-friendly recipe! You can even serve a bit of ice cream with it if you must. Enjoy!