Sunday, November 28, 2010

Apricot Citrus Cranberry Compote Recipe

Karen at Sew Many Ways is having a linky party to share favorite family recipes.  I've got lots of those, including dozens for cookies.  But I thought I'd share this fruit dish because it is a little bit different and it is certainly one of our favorites.  It is a nice side dish for a big brunch.

Apricot Citrus Cranberry Compote

2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup picked over cranberries
6 ounces dried apricots
1 grapefruit
2 navel oranges

In a small saucepan, combine 1/3 cup of sugar and 1/3 cup of water, bring mixture to a boil, stir until sugar is dissolved.  Add cranberries and simmer 5 minutes or until they have barely popped.  Transfer mixture to a small bowl and let cool or chill in refrigerator, covered.  In the saucepan, combine the remaining sugar with 1/3 cup of water, bring to boil, stir until sugar is dissolved, and add apricots.  Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes.  Transfer apricots and syrup to another small bowl and let cool.

Working over a bowl, cut away the rinds and piths from grapefruit and oranges with a serrated knife and cut the fruit into sections.  Chill.  Everything may be prepared in advance up to this point.  Mix the citrus sections, cranberries, and apricots with their syrup together and serve. 

Serves 6 to 8.

We have this fruit compote for brunch on Christmas day with quiche, bagels, and scones or cinnamon rolls.  On the "big food" holidays, we usually have just two meals, brunch and dinner, with maybe a little something to nibble inbetween.

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing this! We are having my side of the family for Christmas on the 18th of December...30+ people and most are sleeping over. This will be perfect for breakfast in the morning.
    Take care,

  2. Sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing!


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