Dried Fruit Compote

Serves 4

This traditional dried fruit sauce can be paired with ice cream for a dessert, or served with roast turkey or ham for a sweet complement to savory flavors.

Ingredients: 
  • 1/2 cup dried strawberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped prunes
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon rum
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 1/4-inch piece fresh ginger root, peeled and halved
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Method: 

Combine all of the dried fruit in a large bowl and add 2 cups of hot water. Soak for 15 minutes. Drain, reserving 3/4 cup of the soaking liquid.

Combine the fruit with the reserved soaking liquid in a saucepan. Stir in the brown sugar, rum, cinnamon stick and ginger. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer the mixture for 20 minutes, or until the fruit is tender and most of the liquid is evaporated and thickened. Remove the cinnamon stick and the ginger pieces before serving compote warm or at room temperature.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:240 calories (0 from fat), 0g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (4g dietary fiber, 43g sugar), 2g protein
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