A very versatile recipe that can be used as a topping for ice cream or any other desserts like cheesecake, rice or semolina puddings, pancakes, and waffles. Any other idea? The topping can be served warm or cold.
½ kg cherry, pitted (if frozen, no need to thaw) – Instead of cherries, you can use other fruit like prunes, apricots, peaches, berries, etc.
1 dl water
1 dl dry red wine
200 gr brown sugar
1 cinnamon stick
In a saucepan bring all ingredients to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar.
Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until cherries are softened (10-15 min); they should hold their shape.
The compote can also be prepared ahead, covered, and refrigerated.
Tip: To make somebody happy, just use a preserving jar to pack your compote, label it, and dress it with a ribbon, attach a suitable accessory like a cinnamon stick. Voilà!