About this recipe:A really, truly gorgeous dried fruit salad that I serve in the evenings to share with my mum and sisters over a good movie. Of course you don't have to use organic food or rainforest honey... but sometimes these little touches help I think. Add the pine nuts however much or little you like them, about 2 tablespoons is good for me.
250g (9 oz) dried figs
250g (9 oz) dried apricots
250g (9 oz) prunes
75g (3 oz) dried cranberries
75g (3 oz) raisins
75g (3 oz) sultanas
organic pine nuts - to taste
1 tbsp organic rainforest honey
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Method Prep:6hr › Ready in:6hr
Place all the dried fruit into a big bowl and just enough cold water to cover. Cover with a clean tea towel or plate and leave to soak overnight, or for about 8 hours.
When soaked, carefully put into a saucepan along with the soaking water, adding the pine nuts and honey. Simmer gently for half an hour, stirring every once in a while.
Take off the heat and put back, still with the soaking water, into the bowl to cool. Be careful with the fruit as it will be tender and easy to break up.
When cold, serve in sundae glasses (to show off the fruit) with plain yoghurt and a sprinkling of Demerara sugar.
I have made a dried fruit salad similar to this in the past and my tip is to soak the dried fruits in cold, black Earl Grey tea instead of just water. It really adds a lovely fragrance and flavour. - 27 Feb 2013