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Chai-Poached Dried Fruit

Serves 4
Time 30 min
Dried fruits poached in spiced tea result in a lovely dessert, topped with a bit of chocolate and a few nuts. Don't discard the flavorful poaching liquid—strain and then drink it.
Ingredients
  • 1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 8 whole green cardamom pods
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1 black tea bag
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup dried prunes
  • 2 tablespoons shaved dairy-free dark chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped toasted walnuts
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup dried white Turkish figs
  • 1/2 cup dried dark figs
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Method

Place ginger, cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large saucepan. 

Add 4 cups water and bring to a boil. 

Cover and simmer for 5 minutes. 

Remove cover and add tea bag and sugar. 

Remove from heat. 

Allow the tea to steep for 3 to 4 minutes. 

Remove the tea bag and discard. 

Add dried fruit and bring to a boil. 

Reduce heat to medium-low. 

Cover and simmer until the fruits have plumped up and are tender, about 10 minutes. 

Remove fruit to a serving dish. 

Ladle a bit of chai from the pan over the fruit and garnish with chocolate and walnuts.

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  • 1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 8 whole green cardamom pods
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1 black tea bag
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup dried prunes
  • 2 tablespoons shaved dairy-free dark chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped toasted walnuts
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup dried white Turkish figs
  • 1/2 cup dried dark figs
Shop with Prime

Exclusively for Prime members in select ZIP codes.