Add some fruit to your morning porridge with this perfect compote recipe. You'll love the fruity flavours mixed in, and you'll come back for more.
1 vanilla bean
3 ½ cups cloudy apple juice
⅓ cup caster sugar
1 cinnamon stick
1 ½ cups dried apples, sliced
1 cup dried apricots, halved
1 cup dried peaches, coarsely chopped
1 ½ cups soft pitted prunes
hot, cooked porridge oats, to serve
- Cut vanilla bean in half lengthways. Scrape out seeds.
- Place vanilla bean and seeds in a large saucepan. Add juice, sugar and cinnamon. Stir over a low heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to boil. Gently boil for 5 minutes.
- Add apples, apricots and peaches. Return to boil. Simmer for a further 5 minutes, or until fruit is slightly softened. Remove from heat. Stir in prunes.
- Pour mixture into a large, shallow, heatproof dish. Cool to room temperature. Cover. Refrigerate overnight.
- Serve with porridge.