Dried Fruit Compote
This dried fruit compote recipe is the perfect ending to a filling Passover Seder feast. It also works well for a Shabbat dessert or Tu B'Shvat treat.
- Serves: 8 persons
- 1cup dried plums (or prunes, pitted)
- 1cup dried apricots
- 1cup golden raisins
- ½cup sugar
- 1strip of lemon rind
- 2whole cloves
- ¼teaspoon allspice
- Garnish: walnuts (optional)
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2In a medium saucepan, add the dried pitted prunes, dried apricots, and golden raisins. Add enough water to just cover the fruit. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Step 3Add the sugar, lemon peel, whole cloves, and ground allspice. Stir until the sugar dissolves, adding a little water if the mixture seems dry.
Step 4Continue to simmer gently, uncovered, for 10 to 15 minutes or until the fruit has softened, and the syrup is thick.
Step 5Remove lemon peel and cloves, and discard.
Step 6Chill several hours before serving, garnished with chopped walnuts, if desired.