Poached Orchard Fruit Compotes

Easy and good for you,
best of all, it's tasty too.

Yep, this is pretty easy. If you can peel fruit, then you can make this satisfying dessert.

High on taste, it is sweet from natural sugars yet darts around the palate with a tartness from the lemon yogurt.

Poached Orchard Fruit
serves 4

juice of 3 sweet tangerines or 2 large navel oranges
1/4 cup dry Marsala
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon honey
1 tart apple, peeled, cored and cut into bite size pieces
4 bosc pears, cored, peeled and cut into bite size pieces
1/2 cup fresh blueberries or raspberries

Strain the juice of the tangerines into a medium saucepan and add the Marsala. Stir in the cinnamon and nutmeg and bring to a simmer. Stir in the honey and the fruit. Simmer for about 6 minutes or until fruit is lightly poached yet still firm. Remove from heat and allow to mellow in juice.

When pan has cooled to the touch, add the blueberries and toss. Cover and let seep about 5 minutes. Divide in four compotes and serve topped with a dollop of lemon honey Greek yogurt.

Lemon Honey Sauce: Mix together 4 tablespoons Greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1 tablespoon honey.

Find the Nutritional Facts here


  1. a coincidence on how great minds think alike. I just did a video with fruit but grilled pretty much the same spices... It was delicious. I know this one is delicious with the spice. I should have put some Marsala but used Rum being in the Tropical area... I cant wait to try this Drick Marsala and me are tight! XO

  2. That looks absolutely delicious, Drick. I love poached fruit but have never included juice with the wine when I've made it. And that yogurt/honey sauce dripping over it looks yummy.

  3. Yum, I like the Marsala and honey in your fruit compote, the sauce looks perfect on top. Your healthy recipes are looking pretty good!

  4. I love simple desserts like this. Dressed up in a fancy dish, it could stand at a dinner party as well as a family supper.

  5. I'm not big on sweets, but I love poached fruits in the winter. And, best of all, poaching can turn some pretty average produce into something very special!

  6. What beautiful flavors...I could do this for breakfast :)


Post a Comment

Popular Posts