10 Savory Compote Recipes to Complete Your Holiday Spread
Regardless if you’re preparing a turkey, ham, or even Tofurkey with sides, you’ll want to have a few make-ahead recipes in your holiday menu repertoire. That’s where a savory compote comes into play. It’s great smeared on a piece of crusty bread and even better paired with the meat main course as a digestive aid that’ll add insane flavor. Bonus: It also adds intense color to your tablescape. We dare you to look at these 10 savory compote recipes and say you don't need them in your holiday future.
Goat Cheese, Caramelized Onion, and Date Compote: Believe us; there’s more to this recipe than meets the eye. Browned onions with sweet dates, creamy goat cheese, and soft-centered apricots make up this compote. Did we mention the mushrooms? (via Breezy Bakes )
Basil Cashew Spread With Cherry Balsalmic Compote: The cherries and balsamic vinegar combo can go a long way, whether it’s in a gluten-free spread like this one or on a juicy grilled-to-perfection piece of meat. (via Cook Eat Paleo)
Apple Compote: Chop those apples into more than just a pie. With this recipe, you’ll taste hints of licorice from the star anise, freshness from orange zest, and that timeless thyme that we can’t seem to get enough of. (via The Green Happiness)
Brie Crostini With Spiced Raisin Compote Recipe: Crispy, sweet, and irresistibly crunchy are the best descriptions for this raisin and apple combination. Spread it on a whole-wheat baguette and top it with it a slice of Brie for an indulgent nibble. (via Little Chef Big Appetite)
Savory Blueberry Compote: Ginger and caraway seeds spice up this savory sauce while the blueberries sweeten it with their superfood powers. Pair it with mouthwatering chicken thighs for a meal of champions. (via Taste With the Eyes)
Grilled Pork Chops Recipe With Plum Compote: Every tender piece of pork deserves (yes, deserves) a worthy fruit side. We like to slather these divine plums on the holiday pork shoulder for a twist. (via Billy Parisi)
Sugar-Free Peach Compote: When the kids are asking, "Is it done yet?" and the other guests can’t wait for a taste, pair this peach compote with bacon, prosciutto, or even pancetta for a brag-worthy bite. (via I’d Rather Be a Chef)
Dried Fruit Compote: We’re going to take you to a place you didn’t think we’d go: the dried fruit section. This mix is sweet, to say the least, and has incredible flavor too. (via Vintage Kitty)
Cherry Port Compote: This sweet bing cherry compote pairs oh-so-well with a sizzling New York strip. (via Spoon Fork Bacon)
Baked Brie With Grape Balsamic Compote: Toss Brie in the oven for an ooey gooey good game day snack. (via Beantown Baker)
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Yasmein James is a food writer living in New Jersey, but her heart’s on the other end of The Lincoln Tunnel. When she isn’t writing, you can find her eating her way to the most authentic ethnic restaurants in her travels. And writing all about it on her lifestyle blog, She’s Facing Freedom.