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Versatile fruit compote recipe

There is no end to the things you can do with this versatile fruit compote. Dollop some on your breakfast cereal, put a few spoons in your smoothie or eat it on top of toast or in a sandwich. The only limit is your imagination!

Serving Size:

Fills 1 large jar



  • half bunch of rhubarb, cut into 2cm lengths
  • 1 punnet strawberries, trimmed and quartered
  • 1 over-ripe yellow nectarine, cut into cubes and stone removed
  • 4 tbsp raw sugar


Pile all of the cut fruit into a medium-sized saucepan. Add the raw sugar, turn the heat on low, give the mixture a quick stir  and pop the lid on. 
When the mixture starts to bubble, remove the lid and allow to simmer for about 20 minutes, or until the fruit resembles a chunky pulp.


  • You can eat the compote straight away, of course, but you can also let it cool, then store in the fridge to use as you would jam or fresh chopped fruit.
  • Feel free to use whichever fruit you like: apples, pears, nectarines, peaches, apricots, berries, dried fruit, add some spice or citrus rind, a dash of vanilla … the possibilities are endless!
  • This DYI Strawberry jam can be made in the microwave, and used in similar ways to the compote recipe.
  • These delicious Autumn plums and apples are sensational on top of warm waffles for Sunday brunch.
  • For an old-fashioned fruity dessert, you can't go past these Baked apples. Best served smothered in custard!
  • Make some Caramelised pears to keep in the fridge, and you'll always have a great fruity dessert on hand!
  • For the perfect way to finish a summer barbecue, why not serve up a bowl of Grilled peaches and ice cream?
  • This Ginger and peach jam is just magic spooned over some pan-fried pork.
  • Increase your kids' fruit intake by blending some homemade Fruit slushies. Great for hot summer days.
  • This Strawberry chia fridge jam is made with maple syrup and nutrient-rich chia seeds. 
  • Reluctant fruit eaters will be tempted if you make these Homemade fruit leathers. They are completey more-ish.
  • This recipe was created by Katie Rainbird for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder. You can follow Katie at Katie180.

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