1 tablespoon butter
1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
2 medium pears, cored and diced, skins on
¼ cup golden raisins
½ cup apple cider or juice
Zest of ½ medium lemon
2 tablespoons brown sugar
½ teaspoon coarse salt
- Place the butter in a medium saucepan and heat to medium. Once melted, add the ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg and sauté 30-60 seconds or until fragrant.
- Add the diced pears, golden raisins, apple cider or juice, lemon zest, brown sugar and salt. Bring to a slow simmer and cook 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mixture has thickened and the pears are soft.
- Remove from the heat and transfer the compote to a jar. Let cool, then place a sealed lid on top and store in the refrigerator. The compote will last up to 7 days in the refrigerator.
Created for California Pear Advisory Board by The Healthy Epicurean