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(1) A dessert made of fresh, frozen, or dried fruits and berries that have been stewed in water with sugar.

(2) Canned fruits (peaches, plums, sweet cherries) appropriately prepared and covered with a sugary syrup. They are stored in sterilized and hermetically sealed glass jars.

(3) A mixture of dried fruits (apples, raisins, apricots, pears, prunes, and cherries).

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Apple and mango, apple and rhubarb, apple and blackberry, apple and raspberry, mango and passion fruit, raspberry, strawberry, orange and plum are some of the compotes being supplied by Beacon Foods for yoghurt bases, breakfast muesli and desserts.
The potential for different fruit combinations is enormous and we are happy to develop compotes to meet the needs of individual customers," said Mr Gough.
The innovative new products, which are inspired by seasonality, provenance and simplicity, include golden pineapple with lime leaf relish, hot Indian banana chutney, golden beetroot relish, chargrilled pepper compote, red onion marmalade, Moroccan carrot and orange relish, Kashmiri tomato relish and Somerset orchard chutney.
The new Bramley apple-based fruit compote snacks have also been developed by the Northern Ireland company for the retail and vending sectors.
Apple and mango, apple and rhubarb, apple and blackberry, apple and raspberry, mango and passion fruit and raspberry and strawberry on its own are some of the compotes being supplied by the Brecon-based company.
The compotes have a wide range of applications, from desserts, use with yoghurts and muesli for a breakfast range and ice cream.
Cranberry and port compote, poached pears in mulled wine, caramelised white onions with wholegrain mustard and cider and caramelised shallots in sherry are just a sample of the products cooked up.
Cranberry and summer fruit compotes, using strawberries, raspberries, red and black currants, blueberries and cherries, have a wide range of applications and can be used with brioche, yoghurts and other dairy products.
Beacon Foods' new product development team believes the compotes have great potential for use with ice cream, cheesecakes and frozen desserts.
The fruit compotes, tomato sauces, salsas and relishes have been developed specifically to combine foods with known therapeutic benefits to target either a particular part of the body or to provide general well being.
John Lusty Group Plc, the Cambridgeshire-based food marketing and distribution group, tell us they have formed a joint venture with the French company, Andros SA, the manufacturers of the Bonne Maman range of jams, compotes, and biscuits and Pierrot Gourmand confectionery, called Andros UK Ltd, tel:0135 366 1999.
Berger understands the limitations of a diner who has just conquered a four or five course dinner, "We give them a lot of food, so they want something light, not heavy; a little sweet and a little freshness, that's why fruit compote and marmalade are good, not too sweet and very light.