My sister, Lisa, has an apricot tree overrun with ripe delicious fruit, so I made this recipe. Half of it I covered with Crumble recipe . And the other half of it I saved as sort of a stewed fruit dish, then I discovered that it goes in a smoothie perfectly.
Basic Fruit Compote
3 pieces of large fruit, such as apple, pear, peach
Butter, a thumb-size chunk
Juice of ½ lemon
1 vanilla bean, split, with the inside scraped out
1 cup sugar, or to taste
Peel fruit, remove cores, cut into ½ inch chunks.
Melt butter in skillet and add fruit. Add lemon juice and vanilla bean scrapings. Add ½ cup sugar.
Cook on low heat, covered, until fruit is just tender. Do not brown. Add more sugar, if necessary. Keep in covered glass jar in the fridge.