Stewed dried fruit

Recipe from: 6/17/2004 12:00:00 AM

Ingredients 16
Servings 6
Time

Ingredients

  • 1
    orange
  • 1
    lemon
  • 250
    ml
    apple juice
  • 250
    ml
    water
  • 6
    whole cardamom seeds
  • 6
    whole cloves
  • 1
    piece stick cinnamon
  • 1
    vanilla pod (optional)
  • 10
    prunes
  • 10
    dried apricots
  • 10
    pitted dates
  • 25
    ml
    currants
  • 65
    ml
    white sugar
  • 65
    ml
    brown sugar
  • 15
    ml
    chopped pecan or pistachio nuts
  • 25
    ml
    flaked almonds
 

Method

 
Using a vegetable peeler, cut three wide strips of orange rind and three strips of lemon rind.
Cut the rest of the lemon rind into fine julienne strips.
Place the apple juice, water, whole spices and wide strips of citrus rind in a large saucepan and bring to the boil.
Add the dried fruit, remove from the heat and stand for two hours.
Drain the fruit and set aside.
Return the liquid to the saucepan along with the sugar and julienne strips of lemon rind.
Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes or until the liquid is syrupy.
To take along on a picnic, spoon the fruit and syrup into a container with a tight-fitting lid and leave to cool.
Serve with nuts and custard or yoghurt.
 

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