Inexpensive chai tea bags infuse Chai-Spiced Compote with the tongue-tingling flavors of ginger, cloves and cardamom. Because the recipe calls for frozen peaches and cherries, you can make this colorful fruit dessert year-round. If you're watching fat or calories, leave off the pecans and coconut and just enjoy the flavorful fruit.




  • In a medium saucepan, combine the water and sugar. Bring to boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat. Add tea bags; cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Discard tea bags.

  • Add the frozen peaches to tea mixture in the saucepan. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 2 minutes or just until peaches are tender.

  • Transfer the peach mixture to a medium bowl. Stir in the frozen cherries and brandy. Cool slightly before serving, or cover and chill for at least 6 hours or overnight. Serve over ice cream or cake, garnished with toasted coconut or pecans, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

200 calories; 0 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 6 mg sodium. 50 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein;