There are so many sweet treats being shared this time of year, most made with sickly-sweet refined sugar and corn syrup that dramatically spike our blood sugar and set us up for weight gain. The 12 Days of Christmas may better be described as The 12 Days of Sugar Coma…lol!
Don’t get me wrong, I’m certainly no Scrooge when it comes to holiday indulgences; but I’d rather make treats that contain wholesome sweeteners and fruit, rather than refined and overly sweet sugar. Healthier treats are just as much fun and leave us all a lot healthier and ultimately happier 🙂
My mother-in-law, Suzy, introduced me to the idea of turning that extra fruit at the bottom of the fridge fruit drawer into a tender, sweet compote. My kids love this recipe so much – they call it ‘fruit soup’ 🙂
- Combine all of the ingredients in a large pot. Cover and cook on low for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. When the fruit is very tender, remove from heat and serve warm. Garnish with more coconut sugar and cinnamon.