Banana Compote

    15 min

    Try this tropical jam warm over pancakes and waffles, or spread on toast when it's cool.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1 kg (2 lb) ripe bananas
    • 75ml (3 fl oz) fresh lemon juice
    • 2 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and purée until smooth. Heat to a boil in a saucepan and simmer slowly, till mixture is thickened. Serve warm over pancakes, or cool and serve as a jam.


    Add this cooled compote to ice cream and milk, and blend all together for a banana milk shake!

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    nice, i prefer it warm so i just reheat it as required.  -  16 May 2010


    I have just made up this recipe and have eaten it with pancakes. Heaven! What a fabulous way to use bananas! There's some left over to have with ice cream - plain vanilla would be best, I think, but plain chocolate would be great, too. Thanks so much for this recipe which, I am sure, I'll be making again and again. It's a bit like the banana bit of a banoffee pie XXXXX  -  16 Feb 2010


    Yummy, I used it on porridge, natural yogurt, rice pudding, on bagels and peanut butter and banana jam sandwiches. I also used it on a thumbprint biscuit recipe that I found on this recipe. I will definitely be using it again, thank you!  -  20 Mar 2015