Apple and Apricot Compote

IMG_2842This tastes like an unusual combination having apple with apricots.This is very sweet- maybe even too sweet. I don’t think it needs the honey added to it as well. This tastes better if you have it with yoghurt as it calms down the sweetness. The apples are rich in fibre, potassium and quercetin which has anticancer and anti-inflammatory actions. The dried apricots are rich in betacarotene and iron. This recipe is wheat free, gluten free, dairy free and sugar free and is suitable for vegetarians, vegans and those following a detox. This is from Carol Vorderman’s “Detox Recipes”.

Makes 4 servings

  • 125g dried organic apricots
  • 450g apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon clear honey
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Soak the apricots in a little hot water for at least 2 hours or in the fridge overnight.

Drain and chop the apricots.

Put the apples, honey, lemon juice and cinnamon in a saucepan. Add the apricots together with their soaking liquid. Stir and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes until the fruit is tender. Allow to cool.

You can serve this with yoghurt.

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