Dried Fruit Compote

Total Time:
2 hr 35 min
Prep:
2 hr 15 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
8 to 10 servings

Ingredients
  • 1/4 pound chopped dried apples
  • 1/4 pound chopped dried pears
  • 1/4 pound raisins
  • 1/4 pound dried cranberries or cherries
  • 1/2 pound dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, or to taste
  • 2 cups water
Directions
  • In a large bowl combine all of the dried fruit and add enough cold water to cover by an inch. Soak for 2 hours. Drain the mixture. In a saucepan combine the fruit with the sugar, the lemon and orange zests, the lemon juice, and the water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer the mixture for 10 to 20 minutes, or until the fruit is tender. Remove the pan from the heat and let the compote cool. The compote will keep for a week if covered and chilled. Serve the compote at room temperature.


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