Cherry-Apricot Compote

prep time: 10
cook time: 125


  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1 1/2 pounds apricots, halved, pitted, sliced, or 1 1-pound package frozen sliced peaches (no sugar added)
  • 1 1/4 pounds fresh Bing cherries, pitted, or 1 1-pound package frozen pitted dark sweet cherries (no sugar added)


Combine first 4 ingredients in heavy large saucepan. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to boil. Add apricots and cherries, simmer until fruit is tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer to bowl. Chill until cold, about 2 hours. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Keep chilled.)