Peach Compote

Since getting my Instant Pot, I have discovered how easy it is to make yogurt at home.  I make about two weeks’ worth of yogurt at a time and portion it out in jar to take to work with me.  Sometimes, I add fresh fruit, but more frequently I eat it with fruit compote.  Peach compote is one of my favorites, and is on heavy rotation at my house these days.

You can start with fresh or frozen peaches.  I’m lazy, so I start with frozen.  Throw them in a medium-sized saucepan and sprinkle with sugar.  If I have it, I may also add a bit of lemon juice.  Turn the heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally.  Once the peaches start to soften and the liquid is simmering, mash them while you continue cooking.  I use a potato masher or firm spoon or spatula to do this.  Continue to cook until the peach compote is thickened.  You should be able to drag your spatula across the bottom of the pan and see the bottom of the pan for a few seconds before the compote settles back again.  Once it’s thickened, remove from heat and allow to cool, then store in a mason jar or container.

This peach compote recipe works with different types of fruit.  I have made this with mango, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries with success.

Add some  peach compote to the bottom of a jar or container, then layer with homemade yogurt, and you’ve got a homemade snack that is way better than the store bought stuff!  Plus, you know exactly what’s in it.  Enjoy!

Peach Compote

Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh or frozen peaches slices
  • 2 tbsp sugar (more of less to taste)

Directions

In a medium saucepan, add the peaches and sugar.  Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until peaches start to soften and liquid is simmering.  Starting mashing the fruit as it cooks.  Continue stirring and mashing the fruit until the compote has reduced and thickened to the desired consistency.  Allow to cool completely, and then refrigerate in an airtight container.

Makes about 2 cups.

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