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Fruit Compote, Dried w/Almonds (D/P, KLP, TNT)
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Serves: 10 to 12

3 lbs. dried fruit (mixed apricots, peaches, pears, apples) plus 1 additional 6 to-8 ounce package apricots
2 to 3 cups of water
Zest of 1 orange
Juice of 2 oranges
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/3 cup sugar, divided
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup orange-flavored liquor

About 1/2 pound almonds, sliced or as many as you wish
2 tbsp. butter or margarine

Make Almonds:
Melt the butter in a small skillet and sauté the almonds for 1 minute.

Add a pinch of cinnamon and 2 tbsp. sugar and allow to brown and caramelize slowly. Remove from the pan and set aside to cool.

Make Compote:
In a medium saucepan cover the fruits with the water, bring to a boil, then lower the heat to medium and simmer until the fruits are tender, about 4 to 5 minutes. Let sit covered for 10 minutes.

Drain the fruits, reserving the liquid. Return the liquid to the pan and add the orange zest, orange juice, honey and the remaining sugar and cinnamon. Bring to a boil and cook until the liquid forms a lightly thickened syrup.

Return the fruits to the pan and add the liqueur. Bring to a boil and remove from the heat. Pour into a dish and allow to cool to room temperature. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

To Serve:
Sprinkle the almonds over the compote.

Poster's Notes:
This is my Rosh Hashanah dessert. I took this to a Chanukah party for my Hebrew class last year and the next week I had to bring the written recipe for everyone. Really good, a very different compote.

Be certain to prepare the Almond Topping. It adds much to the dish.

Posted by Elena Eder

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A