10-minute winter fruit compote

Two simple steps make a deliciously fruity pudding spiced with cinnamon and cloves. It's easy to make in the microwave and counts as one of your 5-a-day

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:5 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 367
  • fat 1g
  • saturates 0g
  • carbs 85g
  • sugars 85g
  • fibre 4g
  • protein 3g
  • salt 0.15g


  • 500g pack mixed dried fruit
  • 200ml fresh orange juice
  • half cinnamon stick
  • 6 cloves
  • 6 black peppercorns
  • 0% Greek yogurt or low-fat fromage frais, to serve


Giving it a twist
Replace the cinnamon stick with a whole star anise for liquorice flavour. Use grapefruit juice instead of orange. Throw in a handful of nuts or sesame and sunflower seeds just before serving.


  1. Tip the dried fruit, orange juice and whole spices into a microwaveable bowl. Microwave on High for 4-5 mins, stirring halfway through until the juices become sticky and the fruits are plump.

  2. Leave the compote to stand for a minute and serve in bowls with spoonfuls of yogurt or fromage frais.

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