Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

A foolproof recipe, you can vary it by using other dried fruits and/or spices. You can use ruby or tawny port--no need to use a great vintage here, but do use something drinkable. I think it is worth it to seek out organic dried fruits.


  1. Combine everything in a heavy non reactive pan and bring to a boil.
  2. Lower the heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. If the dried fruits are not sufficiently tender, add 1/4 cup of water and simmer and additional 15 minutes.
  4. Once the fruit is sufficently tender, remove the fruit to a serving bowl and strain the liquid over the fruit.


Most Helpful

Mmmmm.... delicious. Goes great with cheese board as well, especially blue cheese.

rosslare November 05, 2010

Enjoyed making this WONDERFUL SMELLING/TASTING FRUIT COMBO, especially with the cinnamon, port & ginger! We liked it with a scoop of frozen vanilla yogurt, but am sure it would be just as great over a slice of pound cake or even withoug any additions! Thanks for sharing! [Tagged, made & reviewed in All New Zaar Cookbooks Tag]

Sydney Mike November 14, 2008

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