Indulge in this luscious and sweet coconut-caramelized peach fig compote. Sweet peaches and fresh figs roasted in coconut oil, naturally sweetened with honey, and seasoned with fresh lemon, coconut flakes, and earthy cinnamon.
Here in Sardinia there is an abundance of fig trees spread out among private properties as well as lining the streets throughout the majestic countryside. We are so lucky to have some fresh fig trees on our property and so we take full advantage of the delicious fruit that peaks in maturity towards the end of our vacation. My son loves figs and he also loves to help pick fresh figs from the tree in our garden. While we usually indulge in these sweet fruits in their natural state, freshly picked from the tree, we also love the aroma and flavour when they’re cooked.
For this recipe I tossed some freshly picked figs with sliced organic peaches, buttery coconut oil, raw honey, tart lemon juice, and earthy cinnamon. The combination of flavours and textures in this compote make for a delicious, yet healthy snack or dessert to serve to the kids. The serving options for this healthy compote are endless;
- Serve to baby, mashed or pureed
- Spread on toast or serve on top of waffles or pancakes.
- Mix into oatmeal or add to a fruit and yogurt parfait.
- Use as a filling for dessert crepes.
- Puree and use a substitute for sugar in baked goods.
If you try this recipe (and love it!) be sure to snap a pic and tag me on Instagram with #bitesforfoodies so I can see your creation!