Warm your soul this season and try our warm fruit compote when you stay at Newcastle Inn. Perfect for autumn and winter this dish is more a technique than a recipe and the results are delicious! Our coastal Maine bed and breakfast serves this warm and delightful fare on some mornings as part of our daily breakfast. While we offer our warm fruit compote at breakfast, it would be delicious over vanilla ice cream or a slice of pound cake and even on top of plain yogurt.
Take the taste of coastal Maine home with you and try our simple recipe for warm fruit compote:
Warm Fruit Compote Recipe
- Assorted fruits of your choice (we use apples, pineapple, mangoes, apricots, and cranberries)
- Orange juice
- 3 – 6 whole cloves
- Whole cinnamon sticks
Cut the fruit into bite-sized pieces, the fruit will plump as it rehydrates and absorbs the liquid. Place fruit (not cranberries if using) in a saucepan (remember that it will expand) and add equal amounts of orange juice and water to cover the fruit. Add whole cloves. Whole cloves have an intense flavor so 3 – 6 is enough depending on how much compote you are making. Also, add whole cinnamon sticks. Bring fruit to a boil and then turn down the heat so that it is a gentle simmer. Simmer for 15 – 20 minutes during which time the fruits will plump.
Remove from the stove and refrigerate overnight.
In the morning place fruit in an oven proof baking dish. Add the cranberries now if using. If added during stovetop cooking they break apart too much. If it seems a little dry, you can add more water, or apple juice is nice.
Put in a 350-degree oven to warm through.