Dried fruit compote

Dried fruit compote


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About this recipe: Dried fruit is cooked in an orange and lemon spiced syrup to create this wonderful accompaniment to ice cream, or Greek yoghurt. Serve with a sprinkle of chopped nuts and seeds.

Rachel Warren Chadd

Serves: 4 

  • 450ml (16fl oz) orange juice
  • 85g (3oz) clear honey
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • pinch of grated nutmeg
  • 225g (8oz) mixed dried fruit, such as prunes, apricots, apples and peaches
  • 40g (11/2oz) currants or raisins

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the orange juice, honey, orange and lemon zests, lemon juice, cloves and nutmeg. Bring to the boil over moderate heat, then reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the dried fruit and currants to the pan. Bring back to the boil, then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 15–20 minutes or until the fruit is very soft.
  3. Transfer to a serving bowl and allow the fruit to cool to room temperature in the syrup.

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