Desserts: Cold Desserts: Summer Fruits Compote

The flavors of summer bathed in a delicious red wine syrup.

Author: Family Health Network
Date: November 21, 2007

Suggestions: For fullest flavor, the secret to this recipe is to cover and refrigerate for 12-24 hours before serving.

Serves: 4 person(s)

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 5 mins
Extra Time: 12 hrs (for refrigeration)

Ingredients:

    3 nectarines, washed, sliced
    3 peaches, peeled, sliced
    1/3 cup sugar
    2 1/2 cup water
    1 cup red wine
    1 cup hulled and sliced strawberries

Directions:

    Combine red wine, sugar and water in small saucepan. Bring to a boil, remove from heat. Chill in refrigerator until cold.

    Transfer syrup to large bowl. Add nectarine, peach and berry slices to the syrup.

    Serve compote in chilled bowls.

Variations:

    The following serving suggestions not included in nutritional analysis:

    1) Red Wine Syrup: The sugar in the original recipe has been reduced from 1 cup to 1/3 cup. If a sweeter syrup is desired, add an additional 1/2 to 2/3 cup sugar.

    2) Simple Syrup can be used instead of Red Wine Syrup: 1 cup sugar and 3 1/2 cups water. Use same preparation as for Red Wine Syrup.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:290 cals
Kilojoules:1,210 kJ
Fat:1.0 g
Carbohydrates:75.0 g
Protein:2.0 g
Cholesterol:0.0 mg
Sodium:8 mg
Saturated Fat:0.0 g
Fiber:3.0 g
Calcium:21.0 mg
Total Sugars:37.7 g

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