Maple Fruit Compote with Honey Ginger Toasted Nuts

pear peach compote

This is a healthy dessert sweetened with maple syrup and honey and uses “Indian” summer seasonal foods, the last of those delicious summer peaches and the first of the fall apples and pears.

Get an early start on boosting your immune system with cinnamon  and ginger.  Also did you know that cinnamon can help regulate your blood sugar levels and lower LDL cholesterol and triglycerides? It tastes good too! Let food be your medicine. (Medicinal Properties of Cinnamon)

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients:
2-3 apples
2-3 peaches or pears
2 tablespoon maple syrup
1/2 cup raisins
juice of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup walnuts, or nuts of your choice
1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
2 tablespoons honey

Directions:

  1. Wash, core and chop fruit into slices or chunks.
  2. Place in a large saucepan with 1/3 cup water. Add the maple syrup and raisins.
  3. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes. Add lemon juice and cinnamon. Cook for another 10 minutes, until soft.
  4. While fruit is cooking, place chopped nuts in a skillet over medium heat and toast, stirring often for 5 minutes.
  5. Drizzle honey over the nuts and add ginger, but keep stirring since the honey can easily burn.
  6. Top warm fruit with toasted nuts and enjoy!
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