Cheese Platter With Dried Fruit Compote

Cheese Platter with Dried Fruit Compote
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups dried fruit (such as cherries, raisins, and chopped apricots)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • kosher salt
  • 1/2 pound creamy cheese (such as Camembert, Brie, or fresh goat)
  • 1/2 pound nutty cheese (such as aged Gouda or Gruyère)
  • 1 pound sharp cheese (such as aged manchego or Cheddar)
  • 1 pound crackers and thin gingersnaps
  • 1 pound grapes
  • 3/4 pound kumquats

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, combine the dried fruit, sugar, 1 cup water, and ¼ teaspoon salt. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the liquid has thickened slightly, 4 to 6 minutes; let cool.
  2. Serve the cheeses with the crackers, gingersnaps, dried fruit compote, grapes, and kumquats.
By December, 2012

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 681
  • Fat 31g
  • Sat Fat 18g
  • Cholesterol 90mg
  • Sodium 985mg
  • Protein 27g
  • Carbohydrate 76g
  • Sugar 32g
  • Fiber 5g
  • Iron 3mg
  • Calcium 631mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

Cinnamon stick and ground cinnamon
For a warm, spicy twist on the fruit compote, try adding a cinnamon stick or a few pieces of star anise to the fruit while it simmers.

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