Apricot Cherry Compote

It’s easy to make compote: just stew up some dried fruit and enjoy it with dessert.

Yield 2 cups
Time 20 minutes
  • knife
  • fine grater
  • small saucepan
  • wooden spoon
  • 1 c unsulphured dried apricots, chopped
  • 1 c dried cherries
  • ½ c dark raisins
  • 1 t fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 t orange zest (grated peel)
  • 1 2/3 c orange or apple juice
  • ¼ c sugar
  • ¼ c hazelnut liqueur
Directions Place everything but the liqueur in the saucepan over medium heat, and simmer for 15 minutes.

Stir in liqueur, simmer another minute, and set aside for 5 minutes.

Serve warm over ice cream, cake, or even pancakes.

Notes Adapted from The Moosewood Collective’s Moosewood Restaurant New Classics: 350 recipes for homestyle favorites and everyday feasts, in which it’s called "Winter Fruit Compote.

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