Dried fruit compote with rum

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December 14, 2015 by dgarnett2013

Dried fruit compote with rum: Recipe file. Source unknown. 


Serves 6 – 8. It will keep for several weeks in an airtight, sterilised jar.

  • grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • grated zest and juice of 1orange
  • 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 6 cloves
  • ½ tsp fennel seeds
  • ½ tsp black peppercorns
  • 500g caster sugar
  • 500ml water
  • 1 kg mixed dried fruit such as prunes, apricots, figs, raisins, apples, pears, peaches
  • 200ml dark rum


Put the lemon and orange zest and juice, rosemary, cinnamon, cloves, fennel seeds, peppercorns, sugar and water in a large saucepan and bring to the boil, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar.

Reduce the heat, cover the pan and simmer gently for 5 mins.

Add the hardest fruit, such as figs and prunes, first and simmer for 3 mins, then add the rest of the fruit and simmer for 5 mins.

Remove from the heat and add the rum. Stir well and leave to stand, covered, for at least a day before eating. Heat through gently before serving.


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