Dried Fruit Compote with Green Tea & Lemon

Dried Fruit Compote with Green Tea & Lemon

When the selection of fruit in the winter is lacking, poaching shelf-stable dried fruit in lemon-infused green tea creates a luscious fruit compote. Serve topped with low-fat plain yogurt and chopped pistachios for breakfast or dessert.

From EatingWell: January/February 2008
Yield: 8 servings, about 1/2 cup each
Active Time: 10
Total Time: 105


  1. 3 green tea bags
  2. 3 1/4 cups boiling water
  3. 2 tablespoons sugar
  4. 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
  5. 3 cups mixed dried fruit, such as apples, apricots, pears, figs and/or raisins


Steep tea bags in boiling water for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove tea bags. Stir sugar and lemon zest into the tea. Cut any large pieces of fruit into halves or quarters. Place the fruit and tea in a 4-quart or larger slow cooker. Cover and cook until the fruit is plump and tender and the liquid is syrupy, 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours on high or 3 1/2 to 4 hours on low. Transfer to a bowl and let cool slightly. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 4 days.


Nutrition Per Serving: 146 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 39 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 4 g fiber; 10 mg sodium; 462 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (30% daily value).

2 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 2 1/2 fruit