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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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 This example reveals classic notes of ripe raspberry, Bing cherry and cranberry compote, all backed by racy acidity. Andy Perdue, The Seattle Times, "DeLille Cellars’ 2015 Harrison Hill is Andy Perdue’s Wine of the Year," 26 Oct. 2018 Turn the cakes right side up and cool to room temperature. Slice each cake in half horizontally and spoon 1 tablespoon of compote onto the bottom halves. Daniel Boulud, ELLE Decor, "Orange-and-Molasses Cakes Recipe," 12 Nov. 2010 Repeat layers of cake, compote, and cream and until dish is almost full. Heather Finn, Good Housekeeping, "This Christmas Trifle Recipe Is the Ultimate Make-Ahead Holiday Dessert," 12 Dec. 2018 For a coda, rhubarb compote with akitakomachi rice pudding, Australian pepperberry meringue and sorbet of fresh aloe vera provided a sweet, refreshing finish. Eric Rosen, WSJ, "How Young Chefs Are Making Their Marks on Hong Kong’s Fine Food Scene," 10 Dec. 2018 The first-course choices at ABC Kitchen are cozy and seasonal—butternut squash soup, winter square campanelle with parmesan cheese and nutmeg—while the turkey comes with sourdough mushroom stuffing and cranberry compote. Marley Marius, Vogue, "Where to Dine Out for a Traditional-ish Thanksgiving Meal in New York City," 14 Nov. 2018 Remove from heat and allow compote to cool slightly. Fox News, "Gail Simmons' Holiday Desserts," 10 Dec. 2010

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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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