Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins
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!
- 3 cups water
- 1 lb mixed dried fruit (including pears, figs, apricots and peaches)
- 1 cup pitted prune
- 1⁄2 cup raisins or 1⁄2 cup currants
- 1 cup pitted sweet cherries
- 2 apples, peeled and sliced or 6 ounces dried apples, slices
- 1⁄2 cup cranberries
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 6 whole cloves
- 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches each)
- 1 orange
- 1⁄2 cup grapes or 1⁄2 cup pomegranate seeds or 1⁄2 cup pitted plum
- 1⁄2 cup fruit-flavored brandy
- 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.
If you like a very light desert after the heavy meal - make this compote! Your family will love it! <br/>Easy to make, no mess, and guilt free to eat.
Now this was just GREAT! A few fruits make a nice compote ~ use twelve [actually 13 since I added some Goji berries that I had!] & you've got something that's REALLY GREAT! I made only one small adjustment, in that I added apricot brandy early-on so that i'd be sure to burn off the alcohol. This recipe helped me create a very tasty compote, great on a lot of things, or right out of the bowl! Thanks for sharing this!