Monday, 7 September 2015

Peach Compote

I love compotes and often make apple compote. This year my local supermarket was selling peaches 5 for £1 so I thought I'd have a go at making a compote of them and I have to say that it was delicious. I am really looking to mixing some with yoghurt for breakfast.

Peach Compote (from Living the Healthy Choice)

2kg peaches
juice 1 lemon
2 tbsp maple syrup or honey
2 tsp of spices like cardamom / cinnamon / vanilla

To remove the peel: bring a pan of large pan of water to the boil and add the ripe, whole peaches. Turn down the heat to medium and let them simmer for about 5 mins or until they turn slightly soft. Remove the peaches from the pot and rinse with cold water. Carefully open up the peaches, removing the stones and peel.

Place the pitted and peeled peaches in a big pot and bring it to boil, then turn it down to medium heat. Let the peaches simmer for about 45 mins, stirring occasionally. In case that your peaches are not very juicy, add some water.

Now add the lemon juice and either honey or maple syrup, as well as spices. How many tablespoons depends on how sweet you want the compote to be. The best way to work this out is to start slowly and taste.

Keep it on the stove for a little while longer. The compote is done when the water is absorbed and the fruits are tender.

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