Golden Raisin Compote

Golden Raisin Compote

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 8 min
  • Total: 13 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

Compote, French for the word ‘mixture,’ is a dish made with whole pieces of fruit, spices and sugar. Enjoy this sweet and savory compote spooned over pork loin, chicken or lamb.


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter v
  • 5 ounces butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice (1 cup)
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 1/2 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups golden raisins, (1/2 pound)
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons chopped thyme
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Place the butter into a large sauté pan over medium heat. Once melted, stir in the squash and cook, covered, for 3 minutes.
  2. Add the shallot to the pan and sauté for 1 minute before stirring in the apple, cinnamon and cayenne, and cooking for 1 additional minute.
  3. Mix in the raisins, wine, honey and thyme and continue to cook the mixture until almost dry. Add a few pinches of salt and pepper, and then transfer the mixture to a bowl. Serve immediately.


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