Recipe Dried

Dried Fruit Compote

  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x


  • 750g (1 1/2 lb) mixed dried fruit
  • zest of 1 orange
  • juice of 3 oranges
  • 500ml (2 cups) water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • 60ml (4 tbsp) honey


  1. Place all the ingredients in a medium saucepan and simmer for 1 hour.
  2. Serve warm as a dessert with ice cream or cold with yogurt for breakfast.


  • Use your favourite dried fruit for this compote. I used prunes, cherries, raisins, figs and apricots.
  • Other ideas include apple, pear, mango and pineapple.
  • Sometimes the fruit can be really dry and chewy. To make them soft and pliable again, cover them with water in a large bowl for about one hour. Then start the cooking process.
  • Try and keep the peeled orange zest in one piece to make for easy removal at the end of the cooking process.
  • If possible, place the cinnamon stick, zest, cloves and star anise in a small muslin bag, to enable removal all in one go once the fruit compote has finished stewing. You can substitute the orange juice with apple juice.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: French


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 205
  • Sugar: 3.3 g
  • Sodium: 18 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 53.3 g
  • Fiber: 6.8 g
  • Protein: 2.3 g