National Fruit Compote Day - March 3rd
March 3rd is National Fruit Compote Day
Here is a recipe to help you celebrate... ENJOY!!
Winter Fruit Compote
1 can (16 ounces) pitted dark sweet cherries in syrup, undrained
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1-1/2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon almond-flavored liqueur or 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 ripe Bartlett or Comice pears, peeled, cored and cut into 1-inch cubes
1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint
Fresh mint sprigs for garnish (optional)
Drain cherries, reserving 1/4 cup syrup.
Combine reserved syrup and cornstarch in small bowl; mix until smooth.
Add mixture to saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to simmer. As mixture begins to thicken, stir in honey and liqueur.
Stir in pears and cherries. Cook 2 minutes or until fruit is warm, stirring occasionally.
Spoon into dessert dishes; sprinkle with fresh mint and garnish with mint sprigs, if desired.
Serve warm or at room temperature.
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