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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 - Engrossed.)

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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

    1. 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.
    2. Add the cherries, apples and cranberries. Stir in sugar, lemon and spices. Cover, simmer 5 minutes.
    3. Grate orange and reserve peel. Peel and section orange and add to pot.
    4. Stir in grapes or alternatives and brandy. Bring just to boiling and remove from heat.
    5. Stir in orange peel.
    6. Cover and let stand for 15 minutes.
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