Compote of Winter Fruits

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By Alastair Little and Richard Whittington

Published 1993

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I serve these seasonal fruits poached in a spicy red wine syrup with a slice of Sauternes and Olive Oil Cake to give a textured contrast Make this compote at least a day ahead of serving, it will keep for a week or more in the fridge.


  • 1 lemon
  • 500ml/16fl oz red wine


Mise en Place

Make the compote the day before: use a potato peeler to scrape off the zest from the lemon.