Dried Fruit Compote


Spray your knife with cooking spray to prevent dried fruit from sticking to it.


  • 3 cups apple cider

  • 12 dried apricots, cut into ½-inch pieces

  • 6 dried pear halves, cut into ½-inch pieces

  • ¾ cup golden raisins

  • ¾ cup dried cherries

  • 2 cinnamon sticks

  • 1 half-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled

  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon

  • 1 pinch freshly ground white pepper


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer, and cook until fruit is soft and liquid is thick, about 20 minutes.

  2. Remove cinnamon and ginger, and discard. Serve hot, at room temperature, or cold.

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