This quick and easy apricot compote can be prepared in less than ten minutes, and it's the perfect compliment to any sweet breakfast dish you're serving up!
If you want a fantastic, quick, and easy apricot compote that will impress all your family and friends, keep reading because this recipe is unbelievably delicious!
- Lemon Juice
- Granulated Sugar
See the recipe card for quantities.
The first thing you'll need to do is wash your apricots and cut them in half. Be sure to remove the pit!
You'll then halve the apricot halves again and put them in a small pot with the water, honey, lemon juice, and granulated sugar.
Bring all of the ingredients to a boil and then simmer for 7 minutes.
After your compote has simmered for 7 minutes, divide it between two serving bowls. Whether you serve it as a side or mix it into a breakfast dish, it'll be equally delicious!
If you're not a fan of apricots, this compote can also be made with strawberries, blueberries, plums, and other fruits – or fruit combinations. If you like apples, I have a great recipe for an apple compote!
Another one of my favorites is a peach compote! It's especially delicious served with waffles and vanilla ice cream!
⚭ Perfect Pairing
- Small Saucepan
- Sharp Knife
- Cutting Board
- Bowl for Serving
This apricot compote recipe makes enough for two, but on the off-chance you're left with any leftovers, it will keep in the fridge for two or three days.
In French, the word compôte means "mixture" – and any fruit compote you come across will quite literally be a mixture of fruit chunks and sugar that's been boiled to perfection. This apricot compote recipe also calls for some honey and lemon juice to get the flavor just right!
They're a lot of different ways to enjoy a fruit compote. One of my favorites is as a spread paired alongside pancakes, waffles, or any other sweet breakfast treat. It's also a nice compliment to simple desserts. Adding a compote on top of a custard adds some dimension and complexity, and it's downright delicious.
It's also pretty great mixed in with Greek yogurt!
This sweet treat is often paired alongside another dessert item, but at its core, a compote is a mixture of fruit and sugar that has been mixed together!
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Homemade Apricot Compote
- Small Saucepan
- Sharp knife
- Bowl for serving
- 3 Apricots fresh
- 1 ½ cups Water
- 1 teaspoon Honey
- 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon Granulated sugar
- Wash the 3 Apricots, cut them in half, and remove the pit.3 Apricots
- Then halve the apricot halves again and put them in a small pot with 1 ½ cups Water, 1 teaspoon Honey, 1 teaspoon Lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon Granulated sugar.1 ½ cups Water, 1 teaspoon Honey, 1 teaspoon Lemon juice, 1 teaspoon Granulated sugar
- Bring to a boil and simmer for 7 minutes.
- Then divide the compote between two serving bowls and serve.
Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
⛑️ Food Safety
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove