Spicy Fruit Compote with Whipped Vegan Cheese
Spice up your holiday snack game with this Spicy Fruit Compote and Whipped Cheese combo! Tangy cranberries, diced pear, and a kick from Peepal People's hot sauce make the compote pop, while the vegan whipped feta with Nuts For Cheese adds a creamy balance. Just heat, blend, and voilà! Top it off with a drizzle of Just Date Syrup for that extra sweetness and depth.
Spicy Fruit Compote
1 cup fresh/frozen cranberries
1 firm pear, peeled, cored and diced
2 tsp Peepal People's Peela Patakha hot sauce
1/4 tsp lemon zest
1 tsp lemon juice
3 tbsp Just Date Syrup
Pinch of salt
6 oz Nuts for Cream Cheese Original vegan cream cheese
4 oz Nuts for Cheese Artichoke and Herb cheese
2 tbsp olive oil
Prepare the compote:
Heat cranberries, pears, date syrup, salt over medium heat for 2 minutes, until cranberries start to pop
Now turn the heat down to low, and add 1 tsp lemon juice and 2 tsp Peela Patakha
Stirring occasionally, cook the compote for an additional 7 minutes over low heat, until cranberries are soft and have mostly broken down.
Turn the heat off, and add the remaining 1/2 tsp lemon juice and lemon zest
Prepare whipped cheese:
Add cream cheese, cheese and olive oil to the food processor/blender and blend. Make sure everything is combined and the texture is not overly smooth.
Put it together:
Transfer whipped cheese to a bowl and top with spicy fruit compote, a drizzle of date syrup. Serve with crackers.
by Alyzeh Rizvi, founder of Peepal People