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Vanilla Ice Cream with Pomegranate Pear Compote

pomegranate recipe

Don’t know what compote is?  Don’t worry.  It just means stewed fruit or fruit sauce, and this one only takes about 5 minutes to make.  You could swap the pears for halved grapes, diced oranges, diced apples or persimmons (would take a bit longer to cook), or even cranberries (with a little more sugar).  It’s divine served over or under vanilla ice cream, stirred into plain yogurt for breakfast, or spread on toast.  Garnish with pomegranate seeds for an extra crunch.

pomegranate recipe

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Pomegranate Pear Compote
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  • 2 Anjou or Bartlett Pear, peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • ½ cup Pomegranate Seeds, optional
  • 1 ½ cup POM 100% pomegranate juice
  • 2 tablespoons Cornstarch
  1. In a small pot, mix together cornstarch and sugar over medium heat. Pour in juice and pears, and let mixture come to a gentle boil until it thickens to desired consistency (kind of like a thin jelly - it will get thicker as it cools).
  2. Let cool to warm or room temperature and serve with ice cream or yogurt. Garnish with pomegranate seeds if desired. *Variation: make compote with 1 cup POM juice and 1 cup POM Tea.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 6 servings

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  • Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather
    November 24, 2010 at 5:35 am

    Yum! What a simple recipe with such a pretty finish. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Lenny
    November 10, 2011 at 2:21 am

    This looks so delicious! I must try it.

  • Amelia
    November 10, 2011 at 7:10 am

    Let me know if you make it and what you think!

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