Spiced Dried Fruit Salad

Total Time
Prep 8 mins
Cook 30 mins

When served warm this is a great fruit dessert for those cold winter nights. I serve it with good quality Greek yoghurt. Or, serve it chilled with icecream. Or with pancakes for breakfast. This is a favourite with my family. It can be varied infinitely too - so don't worry if you don't have all the ingredients. This comes from Stephanie Alexander's Cooks Companion. Australian measurements used.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put all the dried fruit plus the cinnamon, cloves, honey, saffron, vanilla and lemon zest into a sauce pan. Add cold water to just barely cover the fruit.
  2. Place on stove on a low-medium heat and slowly bring to simmering point. Cook for 15 minutes, gently stirring once during this time. Remove from heat.
  3. Cool to desired serving temperature - remove cinnamon & cloves (if you can find them). Just before serving stir in the almonds, pistachios and a few drops of orange flower water (or to taste).
  4. Note: if you prefer you can place the cinnamon & cloves into a muslin bag to make removal easier.
Most Helpful

Was surprised that I easily found orange flower water, but it was no problem at all! Rather than the round, donut-shaped dried apple, I used dried Fuji apples, which are sooo good! Along with the other ingredients here, this was a very tasty salad, although I actually thought of it as a fruit compote! Whatever it is, it's definitely a keeper! Thanks for sharing! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Make My Recipe cooking game]

Sydney Mike July 14, 2008