This quick and easy Savory Peach Compote is as versatile as it is delicious. Made with fresh peaches, rosemary, cinnamon, garlic, and maple syrup, it is full of flavor and is a great topping on sandwiches, or as a sauce for roasted meats and vegetables.
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Savory Peach Compote
The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions; to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required, and to understand the steps and timings involved.
Compote is a fruit sauce, made simply with fresh (or frozen) fruits and sugar, and served sweet as a topping for desserts like ice cream or cheesecake.
However, this is a recipe for savory peach compote made aromatics, herbs, and spices like garlic, onions, rosemary, cinnamon, chili flakes, lemon, and maple syrup.
I liken it to a chutney (but without the vinegar) in texture. However it doesn’t last as long as a chutney would, and doesn’t need a long cooking and storing time before use.
That said, for best results, prepare this savory compote recipe 1-2 days in advance to give the flavors a chance to really mingle and and develop fully.
I also don’t want to confuse you with the images, but the glass jars are for the aesthetic, rather than this being a canning recipe. However, you can store it in a jar (or another airtight container) in the fridge for 3-4 days.
This peach sauce can be used as a sandwich spread (try it in our Chicken Brie Panini or Chicken in Peach Sauce -coming soon), or serve it alongside roast pork or chicken, or as a topping for roasted veggies.
Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe
While most ingredients can be bought in grocery stores, for your convenience, any specialized or notable ingredients (and equipment) needed for this recipe have been listed below and linked to Amazon or other stores if available online.
It doesn’t include staple ingredients such as oil, salt, and pepper, as you’re likely to have those in your kitchen already. The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found in the recipe card.
- Fresh Produce – Garlic, Red Onion, Lemons, Peaches.
- Dried Rosemary
- Ground Cinnamon
- Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
- Pure Maple Syrup – buy the good, 100% stuff, anything less is just made up of flavorings and corn syrup.
Recipes on The Purple Pumpkin Blog use both cup measurements and/or weighted measurements. American cups and kitchen food scales are handy pieces of equipment to have in your kitchen as it means you’ll be able to make all of the different recipes on my blog. I try to give American, imperial, and metric measurements in my recipes. You can mix cup measurements with weighted measurements, but never mix imperial (pounds, ounces, pints, etc.,) with metric (kilograms, grams, litres, etc.,).
More Recipes Using Peaches
One of the hero ingredients in this dish are peaches, so here are some more recipes using the same:
- Honey-Glazed Peach Salad with Vinaigrette Dressing
- Ginger Peach Iced Tea Recipe
- Pumpkin + Peach Rock Cakes
More Preserve Recipes
Looking for more preserves to make? Check these recipes out next:
How Do I Make Savory Peach Compote?
Check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.
- 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1-2 large garlic cloves, finely minced
- ½ cup red onion, finely chopped (about ½ medium)
- Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
- 1 tsp dried rosemary
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ⅛ t – ¼ t. crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 4 large rice peaches, diced (approximately 4 heaping cups)
- 3 Tbsp maple syrup, preferably local
- 2 Tbsp water
- Add olive oil, garlic, and red onion to a large saucepan set over medium heat. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine.
- Add the rosemary, cinnamon, and crushed red pepper flakes to the pan. Cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally until the onion softens and the spices become very fragrant.
- Add the lemon juice, peaches, maple syrup, and water to the pan and stir to combine. Increase the heat to medium-high and bring to a rapid boil. Immediately reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 1-12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the peaches are soft and the mixture starts to thicken.
- Remove from heat and cool for several minutes. Working in batches if necessary, transfer the warm peach mixture to a blender and quickly pulse for a few seconds just until blended, but not completely smooth.
- Use immediately or store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 to 4 days. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1362Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 316mgCarbohydrates: 254gFiber: 9gSugar: 58gProtein: 21g
This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.
Make It A Full Meal!
You’ve made the side, but what about the rest of the courses?
Here are additional recipes to make a full meal for a dinner party or special occasion:
- Appetizer: Whipped Feta & Watermelon Bites
- Main Dish: Flavorful Grilled Herb-Rubbed Pork Chops for Al Fresco Dining!
- Side Dish: Garlic and Chive Cauliflower Mash – A Low Carb Side Dish
- Beverage: Ginger Peach Iced Tea
- Dessert: Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies Recipe
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