Mibba Eats: Fruit Compote With Cinnamon

Although it can be easy to reach for something quick and simple like cereal in the mornings, you’re possibly eating an overabundance of processed sugar in doing so. All this sugar and missing nutrition can wear you down throughout the day rather than give you the boost that breakfast is supposed to. With this compote recipe, you can start your day healthily but deliciously, if you have the time to spare. With the exception of the apples and pears, most of the ingredients are optional or can be substituted with fruits more readily available, making this a very versatile recipe that’ll leave you satisfied!


This recipe makes 6-8 servings.

  • 1 bottle of orange juice
  • 3 apples, peeled and cored
  • 3 pears, peeled and cored
  • 4 or 5 plums or apricots, rinsed and pitted
  • 2 peaches or nectarines, rinsed and pitted
  • 2 small oranges, rinsed and sliced with seeds removed
  • 1 cinnamon stick, about 3in long
  • 1 clove
  • Generous sprinkling of ground allspice
  • 1 handful pitted, dried prunes (optional)
  • Plain yogurt to serve (optional)


  1. Pour enough orange juice to cover the base of a saucepan, then add the remaining ingredients in layers, and finish it off by pouring over the remaining orange juice.
  2. Cover the pan tightly, place it over very low heat, and allow it to simmer.*
  3. Gently stir once or twice – carefully turning, rather than vigorously mixing, the ingredients together.
  4. Once the fruit is soft (but before it breaks down too much – you’re not looking for a soupy texture), pour it into a bowl and leave to cool.
  5. Gently rearrange the fruit so all the flavors are evenly distributed.
  6. Serve at room temperature or slightly chilled, with plain yogurt or on its own!

* You can add a little more orange juice if required, but the fruit should not be swimming in liquid.

- The secret is to cook everything slowly, to keep the fruit in the largest possible pieces and stir very carefully, so you don’t effectively turn it all into a puree.

Special thanks to Audrey T and losing control. for editing!

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