A colourful fruit compote is a great way to end a casual or holiday meal, whether on its own or with other desserts. A compote is a fresh, canned, or dried fruit cooked in a syrup made of sugar and other flavourings.
In a compote, the fruit is cut into chunks. When dried fruit is used to make a compote, it is usually first soaked in water to soften it. Compote recipes sometimes include wine, brandy, rum or liqueur. Figs, pears, apples, plums, berries, and rhubarb are also often mixed to make fruit compote.