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Fresh fig Compote

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You can eat this delicious compote on its own or with plain yoghurt.  It also serves as a  base for the recipes for Aumonières aux fruitsNems aux fruits, et aussi la recette de la Pizza aux fruits. Well mixed, it can be used as a base for apple tart. 


For 4 pots :
  • 1kg fresh figs
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1/2 orange zest
  • juce of 1/4 lemon
  • 2 tbsp water


Fresh fig Compote













Three recipes for three different flavours.


  • Fruity Compote:
  1. Wash the figs and cut into eight .
  2. Place all the ingredients into a heavy based pan. Mix them well.  
  3. Heat gently to boiling point, then simmer for 15 minutes, stirring and turning with a wooden spoon to avoid the mixture catching the bottom of the pan. 
  4. Put into pots or freezer containers. 


  • Spicy Compote:


  • Using the same recipe, replace the orange zest with a level teaspoon of powdered ginger.  

  • Compote with honey:

Using the same recipe, replace the sugar and water with 100g of honey.




This compote can be eaten warm or cold and is delicious with crème fraiche.   
It freezes well.