We love using fresh fruit, but sometimes it’s not practical. However, we always have several kinds of organic fresh-frozen fruit in the freezer, and it’s amazing how easy it is to use this to make an incredibly delicious raw fruit compote (or spiced fruit compote! – yum!) or fruit topping.

Just take three different types of frozen fruit – we always include at least one lobed berry, such as raspberry or blackberry, as these contribute the best juices – and mix them, still frozen, in a glass bowl.

Our favourite combinations are:

raspberries, blackberries and cherries
raspberries, blackberries and strawberries
raspberries, blackberries and peaches
raspberries, strawberries, and peaches

Whatever combination you use, put the glass bowl with the frozen fruit in your dehydrator, and warm the fruit at 115, stirring occasionally, until it is thoroughly warmed.

At this point you will have a lovely juice in with the warm fruit.

You can just serve it like this, in bowls, with a spoon, or spoon it over something else (or into oatmeal!..mmmmm).

Or you can mix in a little agave or honey to make it a bit sweeter, and you can also stir in some cinnamon or clove (depending on the fruit) for a spiced fruit compote.

This is so easy, and a great last minute dessert! Dump the fruit in a bowl, stir, and put it in the dehydrator when you start preparing dinner, and by the time you are done eating, you will have a lovely fruit compote for dessert!