com·​pote | \ ˈkäm-ˌpōt How to pronounce compote (audio) \

Definition of compote

1 : a dessert of fruit cooked in syrup
2 : a bowl of glass, porcelain, or metal usually with a base and stem from which compotes, fruits, nuts, or sweets are served

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Kim Sunee has a video version of her rhubarb compote recipes, both savory and sweet. Julia O'malley, Anchorage Daily News, "How Alaska eats: Alaska knows rhubarb. Here are our best recipes.," 5 July 2019 Signs of spring surround veal sweetbreads sautéed to a precise snap: fava beans, pea tendrils and rhubarb compote flavored with only enough port to tease out the sweet-bitter elements. Bill Addison,, "Is Spago relevant? Our critic talks through three (very different) recent meals," 27 June 2019 Serve the pork chops with the compote and some of the onions from the pan., "Recipe: Baked Pork Chops with Cran-Apple Moonshine Compote," 5 June 2019 Cool and refrigerate any extra filling to serve as a cold compote. Wolfgang Puck, Twin Cities, "Wolfgang Puck: Make a special dessert for Dad on his special day," 12 June 2019 Maybe milk bread French toast with green apple compote and Chantilly cream. Hilary Cadigan, Bon Appétit, "Why I’ll Be Spending My Entire D.C. Vacation Inside the Line Hotel," 7 June 2019 Make the most of this spring crop by twisting into breadsticks and cooking into a compote to serve with a creamy ricotta dip. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Rhubarb Twists with Rhubarb Compote," 29 Apr. 2019 Choose from a selection of three meats and cheeses accompanied by nuts, compote and bread ($43), a traditional picnic featuring two sandwiches or salads and a side ($55), or a pair or snacks like trout dip or grilled artichokes ($55). Samantha Nelson, RedEye Chicago, "Where to buy pre-made picnics for summer in Chicago," 8 June 2018 Add the cranberries, pear, and cooled compote and use your hands or a wooden spoon to mix completely. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "The Hot and Hearty Pie Recipes to Kick Off Autumn in Your Kitchen," 21 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of compote

1693, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for compote

French, from Old French composte, from Latin composta, feminine of compostus, past participle

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English Language Learners Definition of compote

: a dessert made of fruits cooked with sugar

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