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Recipe: Maple Fruit Compote with Honey-Ginger Toasted Nuts

Recipe: Maple Fruit Compote with Honey-Ginger Toasted Nuts

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


  • 2-3 apples
  • 2-3 peaches or pears
  • 2 tablespoons 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
  • 1 pound fresh ginger root


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

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