When we were kids, my husband and I both LOVED the fruit compote that came in our favorite T.V. dinners. Because we now eat organically and have cut back on certain sugars, we can no longer eat the same T.V. dinners we did as kids.
So, in my attempt for us to be able to not be depraved of of our favorite tasting foods, I continue to develop recipes that taste like many we used to eat, but they are now much healthier and are in alignment with our new eating lifestyle.
I hope you enjoy this fruit compote as much as we do! Eat it by itself, as a sandwich condiment (yes, it tastes great on many types of sandwiches!) or on ice cream!
1980's Baby: T.V. Dinner Fruit Compote
Compote: Fruit preserved or cooked in syrup.
Suggested Tools/Pans: 1 medium sauce pan
10 ounces frozen cranberries (I used an organic variety from Whole Foods)
2 apples (I used an organic red honeycrisp variety)
1/3 cup maple syrup (I used Kirkland Signature Organic Pure Maple Syrup)
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Place all the ingredients into a medium saucepan
Bring to a soft boil on medium-high heat
Reduce the heat to low and simmer (stirring occasionally) for approximately 15 minutes or until the cranberries open slightly and the apples soften
Remove from heat
Either eat it warm or cool! Enjoy!
Tips and Tricks
Try using pears instead of apples
Eat this by itself, on a sandwich (as a condiment), or on vanilla ice cream!
This could also could work as a pie filling! You may have to double the recipe if doing this. Experiment and see what works for you!