Sweet dried fruit compote

  • Preparation Time10 mins
  • Cooking Time45 mins
  • Serves8
  • DifficultyEasy
1L water, divided into 2 containers
225g dried apples, pears and apricots
125ml orange juice, freshly squeezed
110g sugar, approximately
1 lemon, zested
1 cinnamon stick
1 whole clove
1) Combine 500ml of the water with the dried fruit in a large bowl. Let soak for 1 hour.

2) In a small saucepan, combine the remaining water, orange juice, sugar, and lemon zest over medium-high heat. Add the fruit and the soaking liquid to the pan. Bring to the boil, stirring occasionally.

3) Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the cinnamon and clove. Simmer 40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the fruit has softened and the mixture has thickened. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool. Serve warm or cold. stirring occasionally.

Cook's Note: If using store bought dried fruit, chop the pieces into chunks and simmer the mixture an additional 15 to 20 minutes.

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