With only two ingredients, this simple and nutritious fruit compote is equally suited for babies or adults!
It’s a simple and nutritious recipe that just involves cooking apples and strawberries together on the stovetop. Depending on how old your baby is and his ability to chew, you can either puree it until it’s completely smooth or you can mash it with a potato masher or fork for a chunkier texture. If your baby can’t tolerate strawberries, you can also make this dish by combining apple with other fruits like apricots, cherries, plums or other berries. The compote can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Don’t have a baby? No worries, this compote has a wide range of applications. It makes a great topping for yogurt or ice cream. It’s also perfect to pour over your pancakes or waffles in the morning. Try layering some of the compote with Greek yogurt, granola and fresh berries for a delicious breakfast parfait. Or make fruity hand pies with store-bought pie crust dough. For a grownup treat, it’s delicious added to cocktails- stir some into a glass of Prosecco for a unique twist on a bellini.
Strawberry Apple Compote
- 1 large apple (8 ounces), peeled and chopped (about 1 ½ cups)
- 1 ½ cups sliced strawberries
- Place the apples and strawberries in a medium saucepan with ¼ cup water. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cover. Simmer 15-20 minutes until fruit is tender.
- Mash with a potato masher or fork or puree to desired consistency.