Diabetic Cooking

Fall fruit compote

Preparation time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: 20–25 minutes.
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Ingredients

  • 2 ripe pears, cut in small chunks, unpeeled
  • 2 apples, cored and cut in small chunks, unpeeled
  • 1 cup seedless grapes
  • 1 medium-size ripe banana, sliced
  • 1/2 cup dark raisins
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 3 dried pear halves, chopped
  • Grated zest from skin of 1 orange
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup orange juice

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a large pot and stir. Simmer over low heat 20 to 25 minutes or until fruit is tender. Serve warm or cold.

Yield: about 6 cups. Serving size: 1/2 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 102, Carbohydrates: 26 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: <1 g, Sodium: 2 g, Fiber: 3 g

Exchanges per serving: 2 fruit. Carbohydrate choices: 2.


This recipe was developed by Nancy Cooper, a Contributing Editor of Diabetes Self-Management. Nancy is a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist at the International Diabetes Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.