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Thursday, August 20, 2009

To Compote or Not to Compote....that is the Question

I was at the local thrift store today picking up what else...more milk glass (lol). To the lady behind the counter I stated that I would be willing to take the 2 compote dishes that were safely protected within a glass display case. She said the what?? The compote dishes to which I verbally guided her towards my choice. Then she asked me what is a compote?

According to dictionary.com the definition of a compote is this:

1.fruit stewed or cooked in a syrup, usually served as a dessert.
2.Also, compotier. a dish, usually of glass, china, or silver, having a base, stem, and often a lid, and used for serving fruit, nuts, candy, etc.

even though I have seen many other uses for this very quaint lovely dish. My mind was swelling with all the decorating possibilities these dishes will have come holiday season!

Therefore in the spirit of a compote and to assist all those who truly do not understand what a compote is; here is a recipe. I hope it helps!


1 3/4 c. milk
3 oz. pkg. vanilla instant pudding mix
1 1/2 c. fresh blueberries
1 1/2 c. sliced bananas
1 tbsp. orange juice
1 c. whipped topping
1 1/2 c. sliced fresh strawberries
1 1/2 c. sliced peaches
Combine milk, orange juice, and instant pudding mix in bowl; beat at low speed of an electric mixer 1 minute. Add 1 cup whipped topping and beat an additional minute. Combine fruit; arrange half of fruit mixture in individual serving compotes; top with pudding mixture. Top with remaining fruit. Garnish with additional whipped topping, if desired.


  1. I have a compote dish like this and NEVER use. Now with your recipe, I have no excuse! TFS

  2. I too am an avid milk glass collector.

    It is so much fun and so easy to use in your home.

    Enjoyed visiting,