Apple and Peach Compote

Cleaning out the freezer before we close up the lake house for the fall, I kept finding things that I needed to use up.  Apples and peaches that I had frozen from the farmers market, dried cherries and cranberries in the pantry.  Little bits here and there.  I had found dried blue berries in the pantry the day before and added them to oatmeal and someone had turned his nose up at them. I thought I was doing good resisting the urge to not put raisins in the oatmeal.

So this is day number two’s experimental cooking clear out. I combined apples, peaches, dried cherries and cranberries.  Then I added dark brown sugar, some cinnamon and threw everything into the slow cooker on high for about 3 hours and cooked everything down.  The resulting concoction not only smelled wonderful but tastes pretty darn good too!  This compote is great with the oatmeal that I have pictured with it but its also superb  with a cheese board or with roast pork or poultry.


 

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On a cold morning nothing beats cinnamon, apples and peaches.

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Apple and Peach Compote

18 ounces frozen apples

18 ounces frozen peaches

5 ounces dried cherries

5 ounces dried cranberries

1/4 cup dark brown sugar

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 teaspoons cinnamon

pinch of salt

Combine ingredients in slow cooker and reduce on high for approximately 3-4 hours. This is more a combination of ingredients rather than a recipe, this can be made with any number of fruits and spices.  Please experiment, just like I do, the sky’s the limit!

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