Spiced Ground Cherry Compote

Ground cherries, closer to tomatoes than regular cherries, star in this easy compote recipe. Try it on toast, as part of a cheese platter, or mixed into oatmeal.

Spiced Ground Cherry Compote
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
1-1/2 cups


  • 4 cup fresh ground cherries, husked and washed

  • 1 cup sugar

  • Zest of 1/2 a lemon (about 1 teaspoon)

  • Juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)

  • teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 vanilla bean


  1. In a medium heavy saucepan combine ground cherries, sugar, lemon zest and juice, and nutmeg. With a small knife split the vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape seeds from pod. Add seeds to cherry mixture and discard pod.

  2. Bring to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour into an airtight container and refrigerate up to 7 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

91 Calories
22g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 91
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 6.3mg 32%
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 3mg 0%
Folate, total 0.5mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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