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Compote is a dessert originating from medieval Europe , made of whole or pieces of fruit in sugar syrup. Whole fruits are cooked in water with sugar and spices. The syrup may be seasoned with vanilla , lemon or orange peel, cinnamon sticks or powder, cloves, other spices, ground almonds, grated coconut , candied fruit , or raisins. The compote is served either warm or cold .