Dried fruit compote is something I only make at Passover time.  I make it only because my dad loves it.  I think it is a generational thing.  But why is that?  It is really good actually and really good for you!  Passover is one of those constipation holidays (can we talk about this?).

Compote is the saviour.

This sweet dried fruit dessert is the simplest ending to the Passover seder or any Shabbat meal.  It is completely refined sugar-free, full of fiber and vitamins and all-around really tasty, I am converted.  Seriously.

You want to make sure you make it properly so that the liquid really thickens up and is velvety and beautiful.  Make it a few days ahead.

It is so easy.

All you need is some dried fruit, oranges, lemons and water.

Dried Fruit Compote

Servings 12 people


  • 3 cups prunes with pits
  • Handfull dried apricots
  • 8 dried peaches
  • 6 dried pears
  • 1 cup dried apple rings
  • 2 lemons, washed but unpeeled
  • 2 oranges, washed but unpeeled


  • Place all the dried fruit (not the oranges or lemons) in a large pot and cover with water by 1-inch, let stand overnight (I place it in the fridge, but you don’t need to).
  • The next day, slice the oranges and lemons into 1/2-inch slices and then in half moons, place in the pot with the dried fruit.
  • Bring the pot to a boil and let boil for 1-2 minutes, turn the heat off and let cool.
  • Serve immediately or within one week.It gets better as it sits so it is a great thing to do a few days ahead of time.
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