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Apple Wild Cherry Compote

Apple Wild Cherry Compote 8.000
Jan 19, 2005

This was served at the 2005 luncheon on Capitol Hill that followed the swearing-in ceremony for George W. Bush. Serve with Steamed Lemon Pudding (see related recipe).

Servings: 8 - 10
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 whole clove
  • 4 apples, peeled, cored and each cut into 10 wedges
  • 12 ounces sour cherries (may use frozen, defrosted or canned, drained cherries)
  • 1 pint (2 cups) blackberries (may use frozen, defrosted berries)

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In a large pan over medium-high heat, bring the water, sugar, cinnamon stick and clove to a boil. Add the apples, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer just until softened, about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the apples to a bowl; set aside.

Add the cherries and blackberries to the pan and simmer for 2 minutes. Return the apples to the syrup, remove from the heat and serve warm.

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From Design Cuisine.

Tested by Tom Wilkinson.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving (based on 10): 154

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 1g 5%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 2mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates: 39g 13%

Dietary Fiber: 3g 12%

Sugar: n/a

Protein: 1g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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