Roasted Apple Compote with Figs

Roasted Apple Compote with Figs
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Roasted Apple Compote with Figs
Valerie Rice

Roasted Apple Compote with Figs

This recipe is a delicious, easy, and interesting way to serve up the fall superstar, the apple. Apples are partnered with fresh figs and roasted into a sweet compote that tastes and smells like a perfect fall day.

It's divine over a bowl of morning oatmeal, makes a wonderful warm fall dessert when served with a dollop of sour cream, or even a special after-school snack for some lucky kid. 

Be sure to select the best apples for baking: on the softer, sweeter side is the Rome, all the way to the tart and firm Granny Smith. Personally, I seek out the Pink Lady variety — it's a good combo of the two, falling right in the middle in firmness and sweetness.

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4
Servings
263
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 large, firm, baking apples, cored and diced
  • 6-8 figs, quartered
  • 3/4 Cups orange juice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 Cup golden raisins
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • Sour cream, for serving

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

In a large bowl, toss together everything except the butter. Mound the apple mixture in a 6-cup (or slightly larger) baking pan or casserole dish and scatter the butter over the top.

Bake for 30 minutes, then take out and toss with a large spoon to coat (you’ll have a lot of juices on the bottom of the pan) and place back in the oven for 30 more minutes. After taking it out of oven, carefully stir again to coat the apples with all of the delicious juices and let it rest to soak up as much of the juices as possible, about 10 minutes. Serve warm with a dollop of sour cream.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
17%
Sugar
21g
23%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
42g
32%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
2µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
14mg
19%
Calcium, Ca
48mg
5%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
23µg
6%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
12mg
4%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
36mg
5%
Sodium, Na
125mg
8%
Water
36g
1%

Apple Compote Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Apple Compote Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.