Coconut Caramelized Peach Fig Compote

Coconut Caramelized Peach Fig Compote

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.

Coconut Caramelized Peach Fig Compote

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!

Coconut Caramelized Peach Fig Compote

2013-09-03
: 1 cup
: 5-10 min
: 10 min

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 …

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Ingredients
    3 ripe organic peaches
  • 5 large fresh figs (or 1 cup of fig preserves
  • 2 tbs. extra-virgin coconut oil
  • 2 tbs. raw honey, maple syrup or sweetener of choice
  • 1 tsp. unsweetened coconut flakes (optional)
  • zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
Directions

Rinse the figs under cool water and gently wipe them dry with a clean kitchen towel. Although the skin of the fig is edible (and packed with fiber) you do not have to peel the fig before eating it however if you dislike the texture of the skin you can remove it by simply twisting off the stem by gently twisting them off with your fingers. Peel the figs from the top of the fig down to the bottom stem then discard the skin. Cut off the stem with a sharp knife so that only the flesh of the fig remains. Peel the peaches then slice thinly.

Coconut Caramelized Peach Fig Compote

In a medium frying pan, heat the coconut oil and honey on medium heat for about 2 minutes or until lightly bubbling. Add the peaches and figs and sauté for 5-7 minutes, stirring until the fruit is fully coated and the juices turn into a thick syrup. Remove from the heat then garnish with the fresh lemon zest and coconut flakes.

Coconut Caramelized Peach Fig Compote

38 thoughts on “Coconut Caramelized Peach Fig Compote”

  • This looks like something my son would really like! Thanks for the recipe!

  • I’m not really familiar enough with figs to know if I really like them or not. Fig Newtons don’t count…but this collaboration here…looks utterly delicious!

  • Angie Kanellopoulos 4 years ago

    wow this recipe is amazing! I don’t have kids but I plan to and when I do I will def be using this recipe.. I can’t wait for ur cookbook to come out!!

    • Thanks! You need to have kids to enjoy this recipe though, lol! I eat it myself! The cookbook is actually already out! There’s a link on the home page 😉

  • I love figs but we just get the dried kind here. I wish I could get my hands on fresh ones so I can try it.

  • I am in need for more Fig recipes and this is perfect! I am envious you have a Fig tree. I absolutely love this fruit! Thanks for sharing!

  • babysavers 4 years ago

    Oh, man. I’m so jealous that you have a fig tree in your yard. I don’t know if I’d be able to stop making recipes with figs! Your recipe with peaches looks delicious!

    • It’s not actually in MY yard, it’s in my in-laws yard!! We spend our summers in Italy and so I get to take advantage of all the homegrown produce!

  • Chrystal M. 4 years ago

    This sounds amazing. I love figs, peaches and coconut so I can only imagine how wonderful this tastes. I am going to have to put this on my list for when the produce starts coming in.

  • Ourfamilyworld 4 years ago

    This looks amazing. I love peaches and figs but never thought of mixing them, let it alone carmelizing them

  • songbirdsandbuttons 4 years ago

    oh, wow! This looks incredible! What a yummy recipe!

  • badudets 4 years ago

    This is really tasty! We don’t have figs here though.

  • mail4rosey 4 years ago

    Recipes that ‘just happen’ and turn out awesome make me very happy. 🙂 this looks really good!

    • Me too! I love experimenting with recipes (often praying they’ll turn out and won’t result in wasting ingredients!) so I am VERY happy when they turn out like this!

  • Bonnie G 4 years ago

    Wow! This looks amazing! It looks so yummy and delicious! Have got to make this.

  • michele d 4 years ago

    Never tried this before but boy does this recipe look good. I can’t wait to try this sometime. Thanks!

  • chubskulit 4 years ago

    Oh wow, I have never tried fresh fig before but this looks delicious with peaches and coconut in it. I love coconuts!

  • Fi Ni Neachtain 4 years ago

    Can you believe I’ve never had a fig in my life! This looks like a really tasty treat for after dinner 🙂

  • GlitteryGlossy 4 years ago

    This recipe makes me miss the fig tree we used to have in the backyard at my old home. 🙁

  • CourtneyLynne Storms 4 years ago

    Omg this just looks so yummy!!!! I love coconut and peaches so I will definitely be pinning this!!! Excited to give it a try 🙂

  • Jeanine @ sixtimemommy.com 4 years ago

    Yum that looks delicious. I’m not a big peach eater but this looks like one I could do! Very nice and would make a perfect spring treat!

  • Jennifer 4 years ago

    That looks so delicious. Believe it or not, I’ve never actually had a fresh fig.

  • Jackie 4 years ago

    Your blog has seriously become one of my favorite things to scroll through. I don’t actually make most of the stuff you post though, I admit, but I really like all the combinations you come up with and your pictures make me hungry lol! I am growing a fig tree and in about 4 years it will start producing! I love to grow my own fruit and check out recipes I’m too lazy to make hahaha 🙂

    • I completely understand…and thanks for your honesty! I’m happy even if only for the recipes and pictures you keep coming back! One day, you just might try one 😉

  • Robin Rue 4 years ago

    That sounds like a delicious sweet treat. It’s definitely a lot healthier than many of my usual snack choices.

  • bloggingastrid 4 years ago

    I think the combination of peach and coconut makes for a great recipe. Indeed, like you say, the buttery taste combined with sweetness, yummie!

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