Fruit Compote

Fruit Compote

Serves 2

2 pears
25g dried apricots
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon sultanas
½ teaspoon ground cardamom
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
10 walnut halves

Spiced ricotta
¾ cup ricotta
A pinch of ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon orange rind


  1. Peel, core and finely slice pear. Chop dried apricots.
  2. Heat oil in a frypan and add pears. Add sultanas, apricot, cardamom and cinnamon. Gently mix through until combined.
  3. Allow to simmer gently, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes or until the pears have softened.
  4. In a bowl combine the ricotta, cinnamon and orange rind. Whip until light and fluffy.
  5. Chop walnut halves roughly by hand or blitz in a foof processor for a few seconds. Add to a frypan and cook, stirring on low heat until lightly browned.
  6. Serve pear compote warm topped with a spoon of ricotta and a sprinkle of walnuts.