Deliciously spicy peach compote

Spiced Peach Compote

Peaches that are soft and juicy and even past their best, are perfect to cook and making this healthy peach compote couldn’t be easier. A compote is simply a fruit that has been cooked down so it’s soft, thick and syrupy and utterly delicious! It can be made with any fruit, but I do love peach compote, particularly that it’s a seasonal fruit, so this way I can freeze it and enjoy it all year round.

It’s simple, quick and very versatile; whether it’s a dessert or a breakfast topping for your yoghurt or overnight oats. 

To make this Peach Compote, you’ll need:

12 small peaches (or nectarines)
2 star anise
1/2 tsp (Ceylon) cinnamon

That’s it!

Here’s how…..

Cut the peaches in half, twist to remove the stone and cut the into small chunks.

Place them in a saucepan along with cinnamon and the star anise. Try to use whole ones, so they can easily be removed after cooking.

Cook on a low heat for around 15mins until the fruit is soft but remains intact.

Once cooked, serve it with a dollop of Greek yoghurt on its own or sprinkled with some flaked almonds and a tablespoon of granola

This will keep in the fridge for up to a week, so it’s handy for a quick healthy grab when you’re pressed for time in the morning or mid afternoon, with yoghurt

Alternative serving suggestions

This base is delicious:

  • To make a crumble; freeze it whilst it’s in season to use later during the winter with some stewed apples.
  • Dolloped over vanilla ice cream
  • As a pancake or waffle topping
  • Sprinkled with shredded coconut & pumpkin seeds

Health Nugget

I prefer not to add any sugar and rely on the fruit’s natural sweetness. If you find it’s a little tart for you, you can add a little honey or maple syrup (not artificial sweeteners!) at the time of serving but always taste it first. This way, the sweet toothed amongst you can enjoy it a little sweeter without making it sickly for the others! Ultimately I’d love you to aim for no added sweetness.

Did you make this? Let me know in the comments below and I’m always keen to hear your favourite suggestions?

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