My friend Annette brought me some cherries from her cherry tree. She told me that they were very ripe & that I should eat them right away. I was delighted to eat a bowl full of cherries but there were far too many to be eaten all at once.
I had some apricots that were in need of using up as well. So I decided to make what the French call a compote. I guess it is what we would call stewed fruit but it sounds so much more appealing in French. Doesn't it?
I cut up the fruit. The hardest part was pitting the cherries.
Put the fruit into a saucepan with a good amount of sugar ( to taste) & brought it to a boil.
Then lower heat & simmer until the fruit becomes a nice, rich, thick consistency. And voilà you are ready to eat.
It can be served as a dessert with wiped cream or over ice cream. However, my favorite way to have compote is for breakfast with a pot or two of wonderful French yogurt.
I hope you are enjoying the fruits of the season!