19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Tuesday, November 10, 1914: <<no entry>>
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Since Grandma didn’t write anything a hundred years ago today, I t thought you might enjoy an old compote recipe that uses Fall fruits.
Old-Fashioned Fall Fruit Compote
3/4 cup raisins
1 1/2 cup cider
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons cornstarch
Core pears and apples (but do not peel); then cut into 1-inch cubes. Combine cubed pears and apples, raisins, cider, water, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar in large saucepan. Bring to a boil using medium heat. Reduce heat and cook for another 10-12 minutes. Remove from heat; drain using a colander, saving save the liquid. Combine the reserved liquid with the cornstarch; and return to saucepan. Using medium heat, reheat while stirring constantly until the liquid thickens. Remove from heat, and combine with the cooked fruit. Cool and serve.
Makes 4-5 servings
21 thoughts on “Old-fashioned Fall Fruit Compote Recipe”
Red wine cider would add on to the recipe!
mmm.. . sounds good. Great suggestion!
Anything that combines wine as an ingredient has got to be the ace 🙂
Another delicious recipe to try. 🙂
A great recipe for this time of year!
I was thinking the same thing yesterday…apples, nuts, cinnamon. I have lived in California, Texas, Ohio and Michigan. Even though I enjoyed the warm weather, I love states with a fall season where you can enjoy all the wonderful fruits, nuts and vegetables of the colder weather. Wish we knew what Helena would have liked!!!
I really enjoy trying to eat foods when they are in season.
That’s the best part!!!
Me too! But it’s so hard these days if you shop at the supermarket, so many things are always available, all the time.
I sometimes wish that foods weren’t available out of season. I can remember anticipating strawberries and corn on the cob when I was a child–and how awesome they tasted when they finally were in season. Something is lost when almost all fruits and vegetables are available year round.
Maybe it’s just the romanticizing of memory, but it seems seasonal fruits and veggies were sweeter and juicer — I mean, rally so. When we were in the Netherlands a couple of years ago, the guide talked about the growing of tomatoes and, only half jokingly, said the less tasty ones were imported to the States. Why not? It makes sense to save the fruity, delicious ones for ones own people …
That looks so delicious.
This sounds wonderful and pretty easy too.
This sounds like a very good combination.
I love to make compotes with aging fruit. It gives them newly extended life
As well as providing lots of spoonfuls of delicious sides.
You’re absolutely right, compotes are a good way to use fruits that are a bit past their prime. When I cook I always try to think about the best use for the fruits and vegetables that I have on hand.
Looks really good thank you for sharing
Sounds fantastic! Have to try it.