Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Apple Pear Compote with Honey and Maple Syrup
(135 calories | 2 2 2 myWW *SmartPoints value per serving)
Chunks of fresh apple and pear cooked with a little water, lemon juice and cinnamon, until tender and then mashed and lightly sweetened with honey and/or maple syrup.
I've been enjoying this delicious simple Pear-Apple Compote with honey and maple syrup all week and am already contemplating my next batch.
That's how good it is.
The Skinny on Pear Apple Compote
The inspiration for this pear-apple compote comes from French Women for All Seasons: A Year of Secrets, Recipes and Pleasure by Mireille Guiliano, author of French Women Don’t Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure , one of the best "non-diet" books ever, as far as I'm concerned.
With it's emphasis on freshness, variety, balance and pleasure, the book has helped me learn to eat, drink and move more like a French woman while losing weight. It epitomizes the happy, healthy and slim life I aspire to.
As soon as I saw the recipe, I knew it would be the perfect accompaniment for the low-fat cranberry pumpkin scones I had in mind last Sunday morning.
I adapted the recipe only slightly - doubling it so there would be plenty around all week for breakfast, dessert or as a healthy snack - and adding a little maple syrup in addition to the honey.
How Many Calories and WW Points in this Easy Apple Pear Compote?
According to my calculations, each generous ½ cup serving this pear apple compote has about 135 calories and
2 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
2 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
2 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
4 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
Because fruits and vegetables have 0 Weight Watchers SmartPoints, the SmartPoints in this recipe come from the honey and maple syrup. So to lower the SmartPoints even further, you can decrease the amounts, leave them out, or replace with your favorite sugar-free sweetener.
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Ways to Enjoy Your Pear-Apple Compote
I love simple versatile recipes like this. Try this simple pear apple compote with honey and maple syrup:
- Topped with a sprinkle of granola for breakfast or a snack
- On top of oatmeal
- With yogurt
- Warmed and topped with a small scoop of frozen yogurt or ice cream as a light and healthy dessert
- Warmed and spooned into little graham cracker crumb or phyllo dough tart shells
And don't forget to try different kinds of pears, apples, honey and/or maple syrup to change up the flavor.
If you liked this recipe for apple pear compote be sure to check out these delicious Weight Watchers recipes featuring apples and pears: Healthy Baked Apples, Skinny Apple Brownies, Crock Pot Apple Compote, Apple Yogurt Parfait and Slow Cooker Apple Raspberry Cranberry Sauce
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Pear Apple Compote with Honey & Maple Syrup
- 2 pounds apples
- 1-½ pounds pears
- ¾ cup water
- 1 lemon, juiced
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons honey, or to taste
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup, or to taste
- Peel, core and chop the apples and pears into ½-inch chunks.
- Place them in a medium-large saucepan. Add the water, lemon juice and cinnamon.
- Cover and cook over medium-low heat until tender, 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent the fruit from sticking and/or burning.
- With a potato masher crush the fruit coarsely while continuing to cook until the excess water evaporates, about 5 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and gently stir in the honey and maple syrup. Taste and add more sweetener if desired.
- Serve lukewarm or cold.
Source: French Women for All Seasons: A Year of Secrets, Recipes and Pleasure by Mireille Guiliano
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
Here's a video showing another yummy variation of a compote—this one with apples, raisins and dried cranberries:
This video from Joy of Baking demonstrates how they make Cranberry, Pear & Apple Crumble:
More Weight Watchers Friendly Pear Apple Recipes
- Apple Pear Crumble (HungryGirl)
- Crock Pot Apple-Pear Compote (Everyday Maven)
- Apple and Pear Crumble (Weight Watchers)
- Roast Pear Snack Recipe (Snack Girl)
- Cranberry, Apple & Pear Stuffing (DrizzleMeSkinny)
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