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Lemon Thyme Apple Raisin Compote

This apple raisin compote is beaming with lemon zest and thyme for a sweet, bright spread on toast or fruity dollop in oatmeal or yogurt.


Doesn’t that word just sound so…idk, uppity? Pretentious?

I envision myself sitting in the perfectly hipster appointed coffee shop with old scuffed wood floors, trinkets everywhere, sipping a pour over and spreading my compote on homemade freshly milled rye bread with someone’s grandma’s tarnished old silver butter knife or something.

I mean, when it comes down to it, compote is basically like jam with bigger pieces of fruit, but it sure as heck commands a much grander image with just its name.

This apple raisin compote is beaming with lemon zest and thyme for a sweet, bright spread on toast or fruity dollop in oatmeal or yogurt.

We were out of jam the other day and instead of giving up on the yogurt bowl I had been envisioning for breakfast since the night before, I decided I’d make some lemon thyme apple raisin compote.

The beauty of making your own compote versus relying on a jarred store-bought jam is the variety available to you.

You’re likely not going to find a mix of savory and sweet in the jelly aisle at the grocery store but the combination of lemon, herbs and fruit in this simple stove-top compote is something you need to experience.

Whether it’s spread on a piece of toast, swirled into yogurt, dolloped into a bowl of hot oats or eaten by the spoonful, it’s the type of simplistic recipe that makes you feel like you’re doing something good for yourself with each bite.

This apple raisin compote is beaming with lemon zest and thyme for a sweet, bright spread on toast or fruity dollop in oatmeal.

I’m partnering with KIND snacks on today’s post to talk about how I am KIND to my taste buds, my body and the community around me.

It’s recipes like this lemon thyme apple raisin compote that make me feel like I’m being KIND to all three of those things.

Sure there’s healthy food, there’s the local food thing, there’s even the indulgences (hello, niece’s 1st birthday party and the huuuuuge slice of cannoli cake I ate the other day) but the simplistic recipes with just a few quality whole food ingredients are the ones that stick out to me in a meal, the ones that when I’m finished eating, I feel like I did something good for myself.

This bowl of apple raisin compote swirled Greek yogurt with a crumbled maple pumpkin seed STRONG & KIND Bar on top is exactly that.

This Apple Raisin Compote is filled with lemon zest and thyme for a sweet, bright spread on toast or as a fruity dollop in yogurt.

It’s not only a creamy, fruity, nutty mixture of deliciousness but the perfect balance of fuel pre-workout. In fact, I went on to PR my overhead squat at the gym an hour after eating this. 

Compote magic!

Quality ingredients are hugely important to me when it comes to workout fuel. The one frustration I’ve had with the whole “macro” world is the quality of food choices it sort of allows for when you’re just looking at nutritional labels and counts of protein, carbs and fats. It may be the perfect balance of macros and yet you’d need an advanced degree in chemical engineering to read the ingredient list. Not cool.

Being KIND to my body means fueling it with quality ingredients. I feel much better getting my pre and post workout carbs from things like real fruit and granola then a bag of chips.

Love this lemon thyme apple raisin compote recipe?

Check out this Raspberry Granola French Toast for another recipe featuring KIND Healthy Grains Clusters!

Lemon Thyme Apple Raisin Compote

Lemon Thyme Apple Raisin Compote

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This apple raisin compote is beaming with lemon zest and thyme for a sweet, bright spread on toast or fruity dollop in oatmeal or yogurt.


  • 1 medium apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • zest of 1/2 a lemon
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 3-4 sprigs of thyme, leaves removed
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pot over medium heat.
  2. Bring to a boil, stir then reduce heat to low, cover and let cook for about 20 minutes until raisins and apples are softened and liquid has almost cooked completely off.
  3. Stir, transfer to a bowl and let cool.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 66Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 67mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 2gSugar: 13gProtein: 1g

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Lemon Thyme Apple Raisin Compote with crumbled KIND bar

This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of KIND.

Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen

Monday 7th of March 2016

Love this, Gina! I haven't experienced these Kind clusters yet but need to ASAP!


Friday 4th of March 2016

Your post is SO SWEET!! I love the message behind this and will definitely be buying some Kind bars!

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Wednesday 2nd of March 2016

This sounds so good! I always have the KIND granola bars on hand, they are a great go to snack. This looks like a great breakfast idea!

Jamie | My Baking Addiction

Wednesday 2nd of March 2016

I love kind bars and I totally agree, compote does sound a bit uppity, but you make it look so darn good!

Alexandra Caspero

Tuesday 1st of March 2016

I love the KIND breakfast bars, I usually crumble them on a cup of yogurt for breakfast on the run, but I like your hipster version much better :)

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