Khoshaf -- Dried Fruit and Nut Compote (Iran -- Middle East)

By Sydney Mike on May 26, 2009

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Ingredients

    1. 1 cup seedless raisin
    2. 1 cup dried apricot, pitted, halved
    3. 1/3 cup almonds, blanched, halved
    4. 1/3 cup pistachio nut
    5. 1/3 cup walnuts
    6. 1/2 cup pine nuts
    7. 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    8. 3 tablespoons orange blossom water

Directions

  1. Rinse raisins & dried apricot halves under cold water, then place in a bowl, cover with 1 quart of cold water & let soak 2-3 hours.
  2. Put nuts in a bowl & cover with boiling water & let soak 45 minutes to soften them & freshen their taste.
  3. Transfer fruit & its macerating liquid to a serving bowl, then add the sugar & orange blossom water. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
  4. Rinse & drain the nuts & add to the fruit, mixing well.
  5. Serve immediately or refrigerate.