5 cups (1.25 L) peeled and chopped dragon fruit (about two large)
4 large strips lemon zest
1/4 cup (60 mL) lemon juice
1 cinnamon stick
1 tbsp (15 mL) minced fresh ginger
4 cardamom pods
1/3 cup (75 mL) sugar
YIELD 16 servings
Combine dragon fruit, lemon zest, lemon juice, cinnamon stick, ginger and cardamom pods in saucepan set over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Reduce to medium heat.
Simmer 15 to 20 min., stirring frequently to prevent scorching, until liquid is syrupy. Discard whole spices and lemon zest. Stir in sugar; simmer 8 to 10 min. until thickened.
Ladle compote into two 1-cup (250-mL) Mason jars and cool completely. Seal with lids and refrigerate 8 hr. until set. Enjoy immediately or store refrigerated up to 2 weeks. Decorate with festive ribbons or strings and tags.