Fig Compote Recipe

Try this tasty compote to go with a dessert or a muesli bowl

Fig compote. Picture / Babiche Martens

If you don’t have access to fresh figs, try this dried fig compote which is versatile as a dessert with a ball of vanilla icecream, or eat with a dollop of yoghurt and sprinkle of muesli. Best of all, it lasts in the fridge for a couple of weeks.

Serves 4

1 cup dried figs
½ cup prunes
½ cup apricots, halved
¼ cup brown sugar
2 star anise
1 cinnamon stick
3 pieces orange peel
1 cup orange juice
½ cup sliced almonds, toasted

1. Into a bowl place the figs, prunes, apricots, brown sugar, star anise, cinnamon and peel. Pour over the orange juice, stirring to mix well. Leave to marinate for 2 hours.

2. Pour the mixture into a medium-sized pot. Place it onto a low heat and bring to a simmer for 20 minutes until the fruit is soft.

3. Remove and cool completely before serving topped with nuts.

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