Onion Compote with Dried Fruit and Maple Syrup

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Recipe — Onion Compote with Dried Fruit and Maple Syrup
Cooling Time:
6 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb red onion, sliced thinly
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup (preferably dark syrup for its robust flavour)
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 4 dried apricots, diced
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup Golden raisins
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. In a saucepan, heat the olive oil and then add the onions.
  2. When the onions are translucent, stir in the maple syrup and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the vinegar and the dried fruit, then simmer over low heat for 30 minutes, stirring constantly. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Allow to cool before pouring into an airtight container.
  5. Refrigerate for 4 weeks.

Serve as a condiment with meat, pâté or cheese.

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