Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr
A German/Mennonite delight. My father in law's favorite. Great for kids or with ice cream. Jars well. You can use to medium sized bags of mixed dry fruit instead of measuring.
- 2 quarts water
- 1 cup dried apple
- 1 cup dried prune
- 1 cup raisins
- 1⁄2 cup dried peaches
- 1⁄2 cup dried apricot
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 jar bing cherries or 1 jar sour cherry, with pits removed
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 cups milk
- Cook fruit in the water until tender and raisins and dates are beginning to plump on a medium high heat.
- (20 minutes approximately.) Make a paste with the sugar, cornstarch and milk, and then pour into fruit mixture.
- Cook until thickened and tender, this is to your preference.
Today I was looking for something to take with me to Grandma's farm this weekend. This was perfect, I'm just finishing up and it smells wonderful, and the taste is very fruity but not to sweet.