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Under 30 Minutes

Orange Compote

Orange compote makes a terrific holiday gift when packed into glass jars and decorated with ribbon. Use as a topping for yogurt, ricotta, or ice cream.

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  • Yield: Makes 3/4 cup
Orange Compote

Source: Everyday Food, December 2007

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced blood or navel orange zest (from 1/2 orange)
  • 2 to 3 blood or navel oranges (peel and pith removed), quartered lengthwise, thinly sliced, and seeded (2 cups)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • Coarse salt

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine orange zest and slices, sugar, salt, and 2 tablespoons water; bring to a boil over high. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until oranges collapse and liquid is syrupy, 12 to 15 minutes.

  2. Cool compote to room temperature.

Reviews (6)

  • ElaineGaleD 8 Nov, 2010

    Those are Weck jars. You can buy them from Heath ceramics online or directly from Weck by the dozen. I already did some of my Christmas canning in them and they are just beautiful

  • My5kiddos 4 Nov, 2010

    LOVE these jars, but can't seem to find them anywhere... ideas?!

  • StarGaiz 21 Mar, 2010

    How much salt do I use? And are the orange slices supposed to just be whole natural shaped wedges with unbroken membranes, or do I then slice the wedges into thinner slices?

    I wasn't sure of the directions on cutting 'lengthwise' on a spherical object, and then saying to cut them into thin slices. I want to make this for a hostess gift tonight; a quick reply would be most helpful. Thanks so much!

    -Krystal :)
    StarGaiz@gmail.com

  • Adina 4 Dec, 2008

    Carmencita, you can definitely use the compote as the filling for a vanilla cake -- it would be delicious with a fluffy whipped-cream frosting!

    KatherineJane, look for little jars like these at kitchenware shops, or online at amazon.com or cookware.com (search for "jam jars"). Hope that helps!

  • Carmencita 18 Nov, 2008

    Can I use this as a feeling for a cake?

  • KatherineJane 22 Jan, 2008

    Where do I find great little jars like these?

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