Spiced Orange and Grapefruit Compote Spiced Orange and Grapefruit Compote

Author: Canadian Living

This nondairy dessert is a huge hit in my family, especially among my kids, nieces and nephews. It's best made with large navel oranges, usually available during the holiday season.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2004



With sharp knife, remove peel, white pith and outer membranes from oranges and grapefruits. Slice into 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick rounds. Place in deep round or oval heatproof dish. Set aside.

In saucepan, stir sugar with 1/4 cup (50 mL) water over medium-high heat until dissolved, about 3 minutes. Bring to boil; boil, without stirring but brushing down side of the pan with pastry brush dipped in cold water, until amber, about 7 minutes. Remove from heat.

Averting face, pour 2 cups (500 mL) boiling water into pan. (Mixture will bubble and sugar will harden.) Return to heat. Add cinnamon and allspice; simmer until sugar is dissolved, about 7 minutes. Pour over fruit. Refrigerate for 3 hours. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 2 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 165.0
  • Total fat trace
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 0 g
  • Total carbohydrate 42 g


  • Iron 1.0
  • Folate 10.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Vitamin A 3.0
  • Vitamin C 120.0
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Spiced Orange and Grapefruit Compote