Dried Fruit Compôte Made With Rooibos Tea

Dried fruit compôte was traditionally a breakfast dish and to this day, many friends add this to their morning meal. It can also be used as an accompaniment to meat or served as a dessert with custard.

Dried Fruit Compôte
Dried Fruit Compôte
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So, let’s carry on with my gremlin. For some reason if I try to edit a post using my WordPress App on my iPad the recipe plugin fails. This irritates me no end as I loathe the unprofessional look when this happens. I pay for this plugin and the thought of changing over to another one irks me. So, I find myself stuck using a plugin that breaks my blog. The other issue I had most recently was that Jetpack stopped supporting the mobile theme of the blog theme I was using. This happened shortly before we left for overseas and I did not have time to resolve the issue. I merely disabled the mobile theme function and pushed the problem out of my mind. As the saying goes, out of sight, out of mind and that is what happened. I completely forgot that I had to fix the issue.

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It was only when I went onto my iPhone to look on my blog for something that I realized there was a problem. I did not like how my blog looked on my mobile phone and so I set about updating my theme. This took a lot of hard work and effort on my behalf. The theme I now have did not have the exact look I wanted. This meant writing CSS code which I know nothing about. I am still working on tweaking a few things, but I am happy now with what I have. While concentrating my efforts on the appearance issues I did not want to make complicated recipes. This one for dried fruit compôte was super simple to make. I have used the fruit to top pancakes and I will be topping some whisky oats with them as well.

Dried Fruit Compôte

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Dried Fruit Compôte

You can easily bulk up this recipe to make sure you always have some in your fridge
Recipe Category: Breakfast
All Rights Reserved: Adapted from Cape Winelands Cuisine page 27


  • 100 g fructose
  • 500 mls boiling water
  • 60 mls clemengold juice *
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 rooibos teabag **
  • 2 star anise
  • Half a cinnamon quill
  • 1 whole clove
  • 2 cardamom pods lightly crushed
  • 200 g mixed dried fruit


  • Place the fructose into a saucepan and cover with the water
  • Stir until dissolved and then add the juice, zest, teabag and spices
  • Bring to a boil over a medium to high temperature and leave to boil for 5 minutes
  • Remove from the heat, add the dried fruit and set aside to cool
  • Cover with cling film and leave overnight to infuse
  • Remove the teabag and at this stage you can decant the fruit and syrup into a container or reheat to use straight away
  • Refrigerate to use as needed for up to two weeks


* you can use any sweet citrus juice
** or any herbal tea you have to hand

Disclosure: This recipe has been published with permission and forms part of a review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

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15 thoughts on “Dried Fruit Compôte Made With Rooibos Tea

  1. What a frustrating problem Tandy! Glad that you got it sorted. This compote reminds me of fantastic hotel breakfasts 😀

  2. This compote looks wonderful Tandy! I think I’ll add the custard =) Also, ugh, technical blog issues are the worst. I’m always thankful when you or one of my email subscribers alerts me to an issue. Many times as a blogger, I’m not even aware. I like you’re attitude though….out of sight…out of mind!

  3. Yum, I bet this would be delicious on everything! I hate when things go wrong with my blog, though I’m SUPER lucky and my husband is a computer programmer (but I also hate waiting for him to have time to help me!).

  4. I am thinking of getting my blog designed by someone, Tandy, so that they can help me sort out all my issues. I share your frustration.

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