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FOREST SCHOOL FRUIT COMPOTES

Compotes can be a simple and delicious way of eating mid to late summer fruits. In this blog we share three favourite compote recipes - blackcurrant, apple and blackberry and plum.


Blackcurrant Compote

Step-by-step guide

1. Harvest some blackcurrants - ideally they should be ripe and soft to the touch, yielding as you touch them.

2. Put them in a pan and add a tablespoons of water.

4. Place a lid on the pan and cook on a low heat for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

5. Leave to cool and serve with a dollop of vegan or dairy yogurt. Some people aslo find a sprinkle of sugar can make them more palatable but we at Global Gardens like them just as they are! Blackcurrant compote also be a super tasty addition to overnight soaked oats or porridge!


Plum Compote

Step-by-step guide

1. Harvest some plums - ideally they should be ripe and soft to the touch, yielding as you touch them.

2. Cut them in half, checking for any beasties!

3. Put them in a pan.

4. Place a lid on the pan and cook on a low heat for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

5. Serve with a dollop of vegan or dairy yogurt. Can also be a super tasty addition to overnight soaked oats or porridge!


Blackberry and Apple Compote

Step-by-step guide

1. Harvest some apples - ideally they should be cookers like a Bramley with a slight sharpness - and around a 500g yogurt pot worth of ripe blackberries.

2. Cut the apples up into halfs, and dice into cubes.

3. Put them in a pan.

4. Place a lid on the pan and cook on a low heat for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

5. Add the blackberries and continue cooking for a few minutes until they have broken down and it is a beautiful crimson colour.

6. Leave to cool and serve with a dollop of vegan or dairy yogurt. Can also be a super tasty addition to overnight soaked oats or porridge!



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