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Maple & Lemon Pear Compote

MAPLE & LEMON PEAR COMPOTE | V, GF, RSF

Almost every year, in an effort to begin the new year in as “zen” a state as possible, Marc and I often rent a house in the middle of the countryside.  This year, we chose Burgundy, an area which neither of us had ever visited.  From the moment we arrived, we knew we made the right decision.  It felt like we were in the Shire – green hills, cows everywhere, rainbows around every corner.  It all sounds too good to be true…but it is!  Every morning I walked into the kitchen to make tea, this was my view.  I was in heaven!

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Before Christmas, Marc took me to one of his favorite wine bars in Paris, featuring glasses and bottles of some of the greatest winemakers in the world.  We ordered some Comte, which is one of my favorite French cheeses if I’m feeling like I want to indulge, to accompany our wine and it was served with this delicious pear compote.  Since then, I have been obsessed and wanted to make a refined sugar-free version using maple syrup and lemon zest.  Thus the recipe for Maple & Lemon Pear Compote came to be.  This compote can be eaten by itself, as an accompaniment with a hard cheese or in desserts.  I recently made a oatmeal & almond meal crumble using the compote and it turned out great!  It could also be added to Banana Bread!

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Maple & Lemon Pear Compote

INGREDIENTS

8 very ripe pears (the riper the better)
1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
1 tsp lemon zest

METHOD

Peel and chop pears into small pieces and place into a small saucepan.
Add maple syrup and lemon zest.
Bring to a bowl and reduce to simmer uncovered for 45 minutes to an hour.  It’s important to keep stirring every once in awhile and making sure there is enough liquid.  If you need to add liquid at any point, best to add lemon juice and a little bit of water.
Once the liquid has evaporated, remove from heat and let cool.
The compote can be saved in the refrigerator for 3-4 days in an airtight container, preferably glass or ceramic.

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This Maple & Lemon Pear Compote is very easy to make and the end result is so much better than anything you could every buy at the store.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 1 cup
Ingredients
  • 8 very ripe pears (the riper the better)
  • 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
Instructions
  1. Peel and chop pears into small pieces and place into a small saucepan.
  2. Add maple syrup and lemon zest.
  3. Bring to a bowl and reduce to simmer uncovered for 45 minutes to an hour. It's important to keep stirring every once in awhile and making sure there is enough liquid. If you need to add liquid at any point, best to add lemon juice and a little bit of water.
  4. Once the liquid has evaporated, remove from heat and let cool.
  5. The compote can be saved in the refrigerator for 3-4 days in an airtight container, preferably glass or ceramic.

 

 

 

1 Comment

  1. yvonne senouf says

    what a wonderful way to start the year as you know comte is also in my hart and this compote is the perfect moitie!

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