Pear Compote

3 apples, peeled and cubed

2 pears, peeled and cubed

1 Tbsp sugar, to taste

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 dried cranberries


  1. Put the apples and pears in a pan with the sugar and 1/4 cup water. Bring to a simmer, then gently cook, covered, for 15 mins or so until the apple has collapsed to a purée and the pears are tender (stir to make sure it doesn’t catch on the bottom).

  2. Stir in the cranberries for 1 min, taste and add a little more sugar if necessary. Can be chilled for 3-5 days. Serve with vanilla ice cream, if you like.

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