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Category: Desserts

Sunshine Compote

For those of us who love to entertain friends simply, Sunday lunch is the answer. There's time to get it together, enjoy the moment and get cleaned up before the week begins. A few Sundays ago, I got into lunch ... Read more

Total time: 30 minutes | Serves 6
Note: This compote can be served chilled, but the flavors come through better when reheated slightly.
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1 1/3 cups orange juice
  • 2/3 cup diced dried apricots
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 5 large navel oranges

Step 1Combine the zest, juice, apricots and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, to develop the flavors, about 5 minutes (it will not thicken). Remove the pan from the heat.

Step 2Meanwhile, use a sharp paring knife to remove the rinds from the oranges. Cut the oranges crosswise into 1/8-inch-thick slices. Lay the slices in a quiche-style baking dish. Ladle the hot juice over them. (The compote can be served immediately or refrigerated overnight. Bring to room temperature before serving.) Serve in shallow soup plates, divided evenly with sauce over each.

Each serving:
176 calories; 2 mg sodium; 0 cholesterol; 0 fat; 0 saturated fat; 44 grams carbohydrates; 3 grams protein; 4.50 grams fiber.
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