Dragon Fruit Compote

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 9 h
  • Chill Time 8 h
  • Makes: 2 jars


  • 5 cups peeled and chopped dragon fruit (about two large) 1.25 L
  • 4 large strips lemon zest
  • ¼ cup lemon juice 60 mL
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh ginger 15 mL
  • 4 cardamom pods
  • ⅓ cup sugar 75 mL


  • Step 1

    Combine dragon fruit, lemon zest, lemon juice, cinnamon stick, ginger and cardamom pods in saucepan set over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Reduce to medium heat.

  • Step 2

    Simmer 15 to 20 min., stirring frequently to prevent scorching, until liquid is syrupy. Discard whole spices and lemon zest. Stir in sugar; simmer 8 to 10 min. until thickened.

  • Step 3

    Ladle compote into two 1-cup (250-mL) Mason jars and cool completely. Seal with lids and refrigerate 8 hr. until set. Enjoy immediately or store refrigerated up to 2 weeks. Decorate with festive ribbons or strings and tags.


Serve compote over ice cream, cakes and waffles. Also delicious served with roast pork or duck.