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Orange and Dried Plum Compote

This compote is a refreshing first course or a delicious non-fat dessert. If blood oranges are available, they work beautifully in this dish.

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Prep Time   15 minutes Cook Time   5 minutes Serves  6

Ingredients

6 seedless oranges
1/2 cup pitted dried plums, quartered lengthwise (about 3 ounces)
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon rosewater
1/4 cup pomegranate seeds, dried cranberries or pistachio nuts
1/4 cup shredded mint leaves
Pinch of ground cardamom
Pinch of ground cinnamon


Directions

With sharp knife, cut away peel of oranges, making sure to remove all white pith. Cut oranges across into 1/2-inch rounds. Places oranges and dried plums in bowl. In small saucepan, simmer water and sugar just until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, cool and add rosewater. Pour over oranges and dried plums. Cover and refrigerate least 20 minutes; compote may be prepared to this point up to 1 day ahead. To serve, arrange oranges and dried plums in shallow bowl or deep platter; pour liquid over. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and mint; sprinkle with cardamom and cinnamon.


Nutrition Facts

Calories
145
Cholesterol
0mg
% of Calories from Fat
0%
Total Fat
0g
Sodium
3mg
Carbohydrate
35g
Protein
2g
Fiber
4g
Potassium
347mg

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