Masala Chai Spiced Compote Recipe

Masala Chai Spiced Compote Recipe

The addition of Masala Chai Black Tea to a simple fruit compote brings it to a whole new level! Plus, your home will smell incredible as the dried fruits simmer in the aromatic tea. Serve this delicious compote over Greek yogurt, on a stack of pancakes, or stirred into oatmeal for a fruity, sweet, and spicy brunch or breakfast treat.

Makes 4 - 6 servings


      • 4 tsps Organic Masala Chai Black Tea (1 sample package is more than enough)
      • 3 Tbsp honey
      • 1/2 cup dried apricots
      • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
      • 1/2 cup pitted prunes
      • 6 oz semi sweet chocolate bar or chips (we used chocolate chunks)
      • Greek yogurt (if desired)


      1. Bring 1 3/4 cups water to a boil in a 2-quart saucepan. Turn off the heat, add the masala chai and let steep for 5 minutes.
      2. While the masala chai is steeping, chop the dried fruits into smaller pieces. Set aside.
      3. Strain the steeped masala chai into a container with a pour spout. Using the back of a spoon, press out as much liquid as possible from the steeped masala chai tea leaves.
      4. Wipe out the medium saucepan, pour in the strained masala chai tea.
      5. Add the honey and chopped dried fruits to the saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat.
      6. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the liquid thickens (approximately 20 minutes).
      7. If you prefer your fruit pieces a little smaller, lightly pulse (approx 5 times) an immersion blender in the compote in the saucepan.
      8. Let cool, then transfer the Masala Chai-Spiced Compote into a covered container and chill for at least 4 hours before serving.

Recipe by Arbor Teas Staff

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