Stone-Fruit Compote

Makes 1 1/3 cups

Enjoy this chunky fruit spread on toast with ricotta or spoon it over plain yogurt.


  • 2 ¼ cups coarsely chopped stone fruit, such as peaches, nectarines, and plums (about ¾ pound total)

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • Coarse salt

Flavor Combination 1 (Optional)

  • 1 star anise

  • 2 allspice berries

Flavor Combination 2 (Optional)

  • 1 wide strip lemon zest

  • 1 small cinnamon stick


  1. In a small saucepan, combine fruit, honey, pinch of salt, water, and desired flavor combination (optional). Cook over medium-high, stirring occasionally, until fruit is soft, 8 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a pint-size jar and let cool.

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