Fruit compote a la mode

Dietician's Tip

This fruit compote is delicious hot or cold with frozen yogurt.


  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 12-ounce package mixed dried fruit (dice larger pieces of fruit)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 4 cups fat-free vanilla frozen yogurt


Combine water, orange juice, dried fruit, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger in a saucepan and place over medium heat. Gently stir and simmer for 10 minutes, covered.

Remove the cover and continue to simmer over very low heat for an additional 10 minutes or until the fruit is soft.

Serve warm or cold in bowls with vanilla frozen yogurt.

Serving Information

Serves 8

Nutritional analysis per serving

Calories: 228
Total carbohydrate: 52 g
Cholesterol: 3 mg
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Monounsaturated fat: trace
Protein: 5 g
Saturated fat: trace
Serving size: 1 cup total (1/2 cup compote, 1/2 cup frozen yogurt)
Sodium: 70 mg
Total fat: trace

DASH Eating Plan Servings

Dairy foods (low-fat or fat-free): 1/2
Fruits: 2
Sweets: 1

Diabetes Meal Plan Choices

Fruits: 2
Milk and milk products: 1/2
Sweets, desserts and other carbohydrates: 1

Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid Servings

Fruits: 2
Protein and dairy: 1/2
Sweets: 1

Last Updated Apr 19, 2014

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