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Quince Apple Compote (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Sharon Palmer

I just love fruit forward desserts, and it doesn’t get more fruit-centric than a spicy fruit compote. Served warm, this Quince Apple Compote is the perfect way to showcase the flavors of apples, pears and quinces. This soothing compote has a touch of smoky whisky, spicy ginger and cardamom, sweet raisins, and crunchy antidepressants walnuts. It’s delicious served in a pretty dessert cup, or as a topping for ice cream (plant-based, of course!).

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Quince Apple Compote (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

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  • Author: The Plant-Powered Dietitian
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


  • 1 ½ teaspoons dairy-free margarine
  • ½ teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons whisky
  • 2 quinces, cored, thinly sliced, with peel
  • 2 tart apples, cored, thinly sliced, with peel
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped walnuts 


  1. Place margarine, ginger, cardamom, maple syrup and whisky in a medium pot. Heat over medium until bubbly.
  2. Add quinces, apples, and raisins, stir well and cover pot. Cook for 10 – 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until apples are tender yet firm.
  3. Add walnuts and serve warm.


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 123
  • Sugar: 13 g
  • Sodium: 3 mg
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 22 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 1 g

For other plant-powered dessert recipes, check out some of my favorites:

Dark Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti
Vegan Beet Red Velvet Cake with Raspberries
Grilled Peaches with Basil

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