My mother-in-law gave me a bunch of ripe pears recently so I decided to do something a little different and make this super easy Pear Compote recipe.
If you are not familiar with pear compote, it is similar in texture to applesauce. A compote is basically chopped fruit that is boiled down in syrup or sugar water. As you can see, super easy to make if you have some fresh pears on hand.
There are many different ways to enjoy this pear compote. You can eat it all by itself, over a puff pastry, on ice cream, with your waffles on pancakes or even on pork chops!
💭 Recipe Tip
The use of raisins is totally optional. My wife does not like raisins so when I make this pear compote recipe I usually leave them out. This is why you don't see any raisins in the pictures. If you like raisins, by all means add them to this compote recipe.
While this compote recipe is super easy to make, just make sure your pears are ripe. Ripe pears are much more flavorful than unripe pears. Since some types of pears stay firm when ripe, the best way to check if your pears are ready is to gently push on the neck of the pear near the stem and if it gives in a bit they are ready.
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📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make this simple Pear Compote recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Ripe Pears, Raisins (optional), Apple Juice, Ground Cinnamon, Ground Nutmeg, Unsalted Butter, Apple Cider Vinegar and Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper.
🥣 How to make Pear Compote
In a saucepan, add the pears, raisins (optional), apple juice, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg and the butter and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes.
Add in the apple cider vinegar, salt, ground black pepper and continue to cook until the sauce has thickened and the pears just begin to fall apart, approximately 5 minutes.
Set aside to let cool for 5 minutes, then serve.
Simple Pear Compote
- 4 Ripe Pears, peeled and chopped
- ⅔ Cup Apple Juice
- 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
- 2 tablespoon Unsalted Butter
- 1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
- ½ teaspoon Sea Salt
- ⅛ teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
- ½ Cup Raisins, optional
- In a saucepan, add the pears, raisins (optional), apple juice, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg and the butter and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes.
- Add in the apple cider vinegar, salt, ground black pepper and continue to cook until the sauce has thickened and the pears just begin to fall apart, approximately 5 minutes.
- Set aside to let cool for 5 minutes, then serve.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.