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Pear Compote


Pear Compote is a simple side dish or topping that is made with fresh, ripe pears and warming spices.


Units Scale
  • 5 ripe pears
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Use a pairing knife to peel and cut your pear into small cubes.
  2. Add all ingredients to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce to medium-low heat and allow to simmer for 20-30 minutes, until the pears have softened and the liquid reduces and thickens to a syrup. Cooking time will vary based on how ripe your pears are to begin with.
  3. Allow your pear compote to cool and then transfer it to an airtight container.


Serve warm or at room temperature. The compote can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: recipes
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe
  • Calories: 88
  • Sugar: 16.6 grams
  • Fat: 0.1 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 0 grams
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0.1 grams
  • Trans Fat: 0 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 22 grams
  • Fiber: 2.9 grams
  • Protein: 0.4 grams

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