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Winter Compote

Categories: Christmas, Hanukkah, Low-fat, Quick to fix
Type: Desserts and Baked Goods

Serve this fruity dessert of apples and pears on Jewish holidays or anytime you're looking for a healthy dessert.

Serves: serves 4


  • 8 oz (250 g) pitted prunes
  • 8 oz (250 g) pitted dried apricots
  • 8 oz (250 g) dried pears
  • 8 oz (250 g) dried apples
  • 4 oz (125 g) seedless raisins
  • 4 oz (125 g) seedless golden raisins
  • 4 oz (125 g) sliced or slivered almonds
  • half a lemon, sliced thinly
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 2 tbsp soft brown sugar

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a large casserole dish, arrange the dried fruit and lemon slices in layers, with the raisins and almonds sprinkled in between.
  3. Sprinkle the cinnamon and nutmeg on top.
  4. Mix the brandy, lemon juice, and sugar, and pour over the fruit.
  5. Add enough boiling water to cover.
  6. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • This is a traditional Jewish winter dessert that is equally good cold for breakfast.

Excerpted from SuperFoods, SuperFast.
Copyright © 2006 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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