Friday 13 March 2015

Apricot & Banana Compote

It's been quite a while since my last cooking/baking of sweet dessert recipes adapted from this cookbook.

What I like about this cookbook as there are many fuss-free, interesting and easy to make low-fat dessert recipes. A few herehere and here that I've shared in the past.

Here's sharing another super easy low-fat dessert Apricot & Banana Compote from the cookbook "Desserts All Around The Year" by Martha Day. Great after meal dessert which can be served warm or chilled.

I've halved the quantity as I've got only 100g of dried apricots (soon to be expired in a few weeks) in the fridge. Since I don't have any ground ginger, I substituted with a slice of fresh ginger.

Apricot & Banana Compote 
Ingredients  (serves 2)
100g ready-to-eat dried apricots
150ml unsweetened orange juice
75ml unsweetened apple juice
1 small slice of ginger
2 medium bananas, sliced
15g toasted flaked almonds

1. Put the apricots in a saucepan with the fruit juices and ginger and stir. Cover with lid and bring to the boil, simmer gently in low flame for 10 minutes. Keep stirring occasionally.

2. Set aside to cool, leaving the lid on. Once the compote is cool, stir in the sliced bananas.

3. Spoon the fruit and juices into a large serving bowl.

4. Serve immediately or cover and chill for several hours first. Sprinkle with flaked almonds just before serving.

As suggested, you may use other combinations of dried and fresh fruits such as prunes or figs and apples or peaches.

Tangy sweet softened apricots and bananas in fruity juice ... Simply refreshingly yummy!

Have a sweet and delightful weekend ^-^!

I'm sharing this post with Cook Your Books Event #21 [March 2015] hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours





This post is linked to the event; Little Thumbs Up organised by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen from My Little Favourite DIY, hosted by
 Faeez from BitterSweetSpicy for March 2015 theme - BANANA


  1. What a refreshing bowl of dessert! A bowl of these pleeeeaase? :)

  2. Hi Karen , so glad I started following you , love apricots and bananas . Made together in a compote , yummy good . Nee :)

  3. What GREAT combination of flavors, Karen. I don't think I have ever tried Apricots and Bananas! I will though:)

    Thank you sooooooooo much for sharing this recipe and that cookbook for Cookbook Wednesdays. Who can resist a good dessert cookbook, lol...Not me! Thanks Karen...

    1. You're welcome Louise. Glad I could contribute a cookbook sharing. Thank you for organizing the linky for Cookbook Wednesday. Cheers!

  4. What an amazing dessert! I love it!

  5. Hi Karen, I bet apricot and bananas are delicious together, sounds like a great cookbook!

  6. sounds even greater when it is served chilled! thirst quenching too!

  7. Karen, that's a lovely dessert! Even better to have one scoop if vanilla ice-cream on top!

    1. Hi Phong Hong, I've actually thought of topping with ice-cream but ... opps my waistline :( Perhaps it's about time to do some exercise ... hee hee!

  8. Hi Karen,
    This looks yummy! I know my family would love having desserts like this! :)


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