Simple Fruit Compote

Yield: 1 cup

This recipe works with loquats or kumquats – small, juicy, tropical fruits that compliment a rich and tangy cheese (like goat cheese). Use this delicious, pretty, (and quick!) compote for your next appetizer. Simply slice a baguette and place the slices on a baking sheet in a 400-degree oven until light brown and toasted. Spread some goat cheese on each slice of toast and top it off with a dab of this lovely compote.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 pound loquats or kumquats, seeded and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon whole peppercorns, cracked (put them in a baggy and whack them with a skillet or rolling pin)
  • 2 star anise

Procedure:

  1. Combine water and sugar in a small, heavy-bottomed saucepan. Bring to a boil and allow the mixture to reduce by half.
  2. Add the chopped fruit, peppercorns, and star anise to the pot. Reduce the heat to medium-low and continue to simmer until mixture is thick and frothy. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Remove the star anise before serving, but leave the peppercorns.
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