Spicy Fruit Compote Layers

Course: Dessert - Dish: Vegetarian - Serves: 4

This indulgent dessert with a kick is great for a last-minute meal with friends or family.
15 minutes to prepare and cook. Serves 4.


1. Pour the contents of the pears, red cherries and prunes into a pan. Add a cinnamon stick and the cardamom pods. Simmer for 5 minutes. Leave to cool and infuse. 2. Line the sponge finger in a shallow bowl and spoon over two tablespoons of the spiced juice from the pan. Leave to soak for 5 minutes. 3. Take 4 tall glasses. Place sponge fingers in the bottom, followed by a little stewed fruits (discarding the cinnamon stick) and a layer of custard. Repeat the layers. Finish with a spoonful of stewed fruit juice. Chill and serve.

Nutritional information per serving:

Nutrient Per serving
Energy 311kcals
Fat 2.6g
   of which saturates 1.4g
Carbohydrate 63.9g
of which sugars 53.1g
Fibre 5.3g
Protein 5.5g
Salt 0.2g

An 80g serving of canned prunes provides 1/8 of the RDA for iron. Iron is important for preventing lethargy

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