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Spiced Winter Fruit Compote


Spiced Winter Fruit Compote

Prep Time ~5 mins Cooking Time ~ 15 mins
Approx Cost ~ £10 Difficulty ~ Easy
Freeze ~ Yes Serves ~ 8

Tip ~ To freeze: cool completely then spoon into a freezerproof container, it keeps for up to 3 weeks. Thaw overnight in the fridge before serving.


100g / 4oz dried figs

200g / 7oz dried apricots

200g / 7oz prunes

100g / 4oz dried cranberries

1 star anise

1 cinnamon stick

5 cloves

Zest and juice 1 orange

300ml / ½ pint full bodied red wine; e.g. Shiraz

100ml / 4floz sloe gin


  • Put all the ingredients in a large pan, along with 200ml / 7floz cold water, and bring to the boil.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes or until the liquid reduces slightly and becomes syrupy.
  • Leave to cool until needed. Remember to remove the whole spices from the compote before serving.
  • Serve warm or cold with creamy Greek yogurt.
  • This is a wonderful dessert to end your winter dinner parties!