Compôte is a dessert made of whole or pieces of fruit in sugar syrup. Whole fruits are cooked in water with sugar and spices. The syrup may be seasoned with vanilla, lemon or cinnamon. Compôte is one of my favorite childhood dessert and today I made one suitable for baby (recipe below). It is easy to make and delicious after lunch or dinner.
Pear and Celery Compôte
- 1 ripe pear peeled, cored and diced.
- 2 celery stalks, cut off the base and leaves, then wash the leaves and stalks under running water. Cut the stalks into pieces of desired length. If the outside of the celery stalk has fibrous strings, remove them by making a thin cut into one end of the stalk and peeling away the fibers.
- 1 tbsp of dry fruit (you can use pretty much any you like)
- 200 ml of water
- Few drops natural vanilla extract.
*makes 2-3 portions
*suitable from 6 months
*prep time 10 minutes
*cooking time 20-30 minutes
*suitable for freezing
- In 200 ml of water add dry fruit and boil around 5 minutes.
- Put pear, celery stalks and celery leaves ( celery leaves contain the most vitamin C, calcium, and potassium) in saucepan add 100 ml of water and cook gently until the juice run from the fruit and celery gets soft.
- Stir in boiling water with dry fruits, vanilla extract and cook all together for another 15 minutes (the cooking time will depend on ripeness of fruit).
- Blend all together and serve after it’s cooled down.
* This is easy to make and delicious dessert for your baby