Ginger Peach Compote

Please enjoy our newest guest series from Coach Sarah K., wellness expert, health coach, and Hometown Harvest customer! Her recipes and hints will help you use your bag items to maximize the healthy impact of eating local!

Ginger Peach Compote

Bag items: peaches, ginger, honey, yogurt

One of my favorite snacks has to be Greek yogurt and fruit. The yogurt has a little more protein than regular yogurt, plus it is thick and creamy and provides a great base for the fruit. The problem is that it can get expensive buying individual yogurts with fruit to mix in. Well, never fear! Here is a delicious way to use all of those fresh peaches, a source of Vitamins A and C, and to save yourself money at the grocery store!

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This ginger peach compote is a lovely spicy-sweet complement to the yogurt, though I found that it was good on other things as well, like pancakes; as if pancakes weren’t delicious enough by themselves (especially the pecan pancake mix that Hometown Harvest offers in the “Pantry” section). Truthfully, I could have eaten it by the spoonful. The fresh ginger gives it just a little kick, then the honey and natural sweetness of the peaches mellow the flavor out a bit.

Also, this compote is one of the easiest recipes I have ever made. Simply chop your peaches, add the remaining ingredients, and let it simmer until it is the consistency you like. It couldn’t be any easier, or more delicious!

Here is just how easy it is:

First, peel and chop your peaches:

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Second, add the other ingredients:

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Then just let it cook down:

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That’s all there is to it!  Enjoy it on yogurt, pancakes, or anything else that strikes you!

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Ginger Peach Compote

4-6 medium sized ripe peaches

2 Tbsp honey

2 Tsp freshly grated ginger

Instructions
1.) Peel and chop the peaches. Don’t worry if they aren’t all the same size. They will cook down quite a bit and any bigger pieces will just be yummy chunks in the compote.

2.) Add ginger and honey and stir.

3.) Bring the mixture to a gentle boil, then turn down to medium heat

4.) Let the fruit cook down for about 10 minutes, or until the consistency is what you like. Mash the peaches a bit with back of a wooden spoon as you stir, if you’d like.

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