Poached Dried Fruit


Although this compote calls for apricots, could be substituted:
2 cups cold water
4 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons anise seed
inch Peel of one lemon, cut into long ½ strips
1/2 pound dried apricots
1/2 pound dried pears
1/2 pound dried cherries or raisins ( ¾ cup)


In a large pot, combine wine, water, honey, anise and lemon peel strips and bring to a simmer over low heat. Add apricots and pears. If necessary, add more water to cover the fruit. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Add cherries or raisins, cover and simmer for another 5 to 10 minutes, until the fruit is tender. Remove zest from pot. (The compote can be made up to 2 days ahead and refrigerated.) Serve hot, warm or cool with some of the liquid.
Makes 8servings.


8.0 servings


Friday, December 10, 2010 - 1:02am


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