Twelve Fruit Compote
This is from a library book about Christmas in Poland. It sites: "The Culinary Arts Institute Polish Cookbook". I haven't tried it yet but I may this Christmas. Sounds like it has flavor and fiber! (Recipes courtesy of Food.com - Engrossed.)
For 12 Servings(s) ()
- 3 cup(s) water
- 1 pound(s) mixed dried fruit (including pears, figs, apricots and peaches)
- 1 cup(s) pitted prune
- 0.5 cup(s) raisins or 1⁄2 cup currants
- 1 cup(s) pitted sweet cherries
- 2 apples, peeled and sliced or 6 ounces dried apples, slices
- 0.5 cup(s) cranberries
- 1 cup(s) sugar
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 6 whole cloves
- 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches each)
- 1 orange
- 0.5 cup(s) grapes or 1⁄2 cup pomegranate seeds or 1⁄2 cup pitted plum
- 0.5 cup(s) fruit-flavored brandy
Twelve Fruit Compote Directions
- In a 6 quart pot combine water, mixed dried fruits, prunes and raisins. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer about 20 minutes, or until the fruits are plump and tender.
- Add the cherries, apples and cranberries. Stir in sugar, lemon and spices. Cover, simmer 5 minutes.
- Grate orange and reserve peel. Peel and section orange and add to pot.
- Stir in grapes or alternatives and brandy. Bring just to boiling and remove from heat.
- Stir in orange peel.
- Cover and let stand for 15 minutes.