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
Recent Examples of compote from the Web
Try this savory compote atop your cabbage steaks, or use it for bruschetta or pasta.
A milder cheese would have been overpowered by the same compote, but this combination worked.
Today the market features Bosnian smoked meats, soft cheeses, jars of sweet cherry compote and a wall of European chocolate temptations.
Brazilian puff pastry is layered with mascarpone cheese and pear compote, with red wine gelatin — in cubes!
Repeat with remaining cake strips, cake pieces, orange liqueur, raspberry compote, and custard.
Chef Allen tops the dish with a blueberry compote which Gehman said, much to her surprise, actually blends well.
From classic vanilla ice cream amid chocolate chip cookies to warm brioche bread encasing cornbread ice cream and blueberry compote, there’s an ice cream sandwich to please everyone.
Desserts like creme brulee, compote and profiteroles.
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Origin and Etymology of compote
French, from Old French composte, from Latin composta, feminine of compostus, past participle
First Known Use: 1693See Words from the same year
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: a dessert made of fruits cooked with sugar
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