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

Examples of compote in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To prepare compote, place strawberries, rhubarb, sugar and water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring continuously. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Top pancakes with strawberry and rhubarb sauce loaded with vitamin C," 26 June 2020 Go for a fruity twist with lemon loaf and top it off with powdered sugar and a berry compote. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, "Banana Bread Is the Secret Ingredient to the Perfect French Toast," 14 May 2020 Same with Pasta Dinner, which includes bread; beet salad with orange, arugula, and feta; tonarelli (a thick spaghetti) in a beef and pork ragu; and a dessert of arborio rice pudding with strawberry compote. Nick Rallo, Dallas News, "Lucia and Macellaio reopen as takeout-only restaurants after receiving financial aid," 8 May 2020 Truffled potato gratin and spring vegetables are sides and New York cheesecake with berry compote is dessert. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Mother's Day: Here are 31 restaurants for takeout brunch and dinner in metro Phoenix," 5 May 2020 Let cool for 5 minutes on the pan before serving hot with blueberry compote and a dollop of soft whipped cream. Linda Zavoral, The Mercury News, "Carla Hall recipe: Sweet Cream Biscuits with Fresh Blueberry Compote," 31 Aug. 2019 That might look like a walnut chiffon cake layered with pear jam, prune compote and black tea buttercream, or a black cardamom chiffon cake with fresh peaches, noyaux pastry cream and creme fraiche whipped cream. Janelle Bitker,, "Former Camino pastry chef to open Sesame a Tiny Bakery in Berkeley," 20 Feb. 2020 The result is dark, fruity, rich, and round; think dark cherries and fruit compote atop malt, red vermouth, strawberries, peaches, and honey. Clay Dillow, Fortune, "The best Irish whiskeys to drink right now," 17 Mar. 2020 Executive Chef Adam Miller has created the restaurant's menu, which features classic Wisconsin food with a twist, like the Double Play Burger made with a Johnsonville Brat patty, cheese, ale mustard and cherry compote on a brioche bun. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee Brewers announce opening date of new restaurant in place of former TGI Friday's," 20 Feb. 2020

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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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The first known use of compote was in 1693

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29 Jun 2020

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“Compote.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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: a dessert made of fruits cooked with sugar

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