Whether used for a topping for a dessert, or a side with an entree, this flavorful dish provides exceptional delight with every bite.
Grilled Fruit Compote (Spicy)
Author: Epicurus.com Kitchens
Recipe type: Fruits
- 5 small ripe peaches; quartered, pitted
- 6 small ripe plums; quartered, pitted
- 1 Cup water
- 1/4 Cup orange-flavored liqueur
- 1/4 Cup coffee-flavored liqueur
- 1/2 Cup sugar
- zest from 1 lemon
- 1/2 teaspoon coursely ground black pepper
- 1 pinch chile powder
- Place fruit pieces in center of cooking grate. Grill for 4 to 6 minutes, just until fruit is warmed through and grill marks have begun to appear, turning once halfway through grilling time. Remove from grill and set aside.
- Combine water, liqueur, and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Meanwhile, cut the zest from the lemon and add it in strips to the pan, along with the vanilla. Continue boiling until liquid is reduced and syrupy, about 15 minutes.
- Transfer syrup to a serving bowl. Cut grilled fruit into bite-size pieces and add to syrup; add pepper and chile powder stir well. Chill at least two hours to allow fruits to absorb the flavor of the syrup. Compote may be prepared a day in advance and kept in the refrigerator overnight.
- Serve as a side dish or topping for grilled meats such as duck, pork, turkey or chicken.
Compote can also be made with 3 apples and 3 ripe pears, all quartered and cored. Change grilling time to 6 to 8 minutes and turn once halfway through grilling time.
May also be served with vanilla ice cream or angel food cake as a unique, spicy dessert.