Dried fruit compote

Serves8-10 Origin Fusion
Preparation 10 min Heat rating (No heat)
Cooking 30 -40 min Ease (Very easy)
Vegetarian Yes


1 Cinnamon quills
3 Whole Cloves
1 Star Anise, organic
200g dried apricots
200g dried mangoes
100g raisins
150ml freshly squeezed orange juice
80g honey
Zest of 1 lemon, pared with vegetable peeler
Zest of ½ orange, pared with vegetable peeler
Thick yoghurt, to serve


Pour 500ml warm water into a large bowl, tip in the dried fruit and leave to soak for an hour.
Pour 500ml water into a large saucepan along with the orange juice, honey, lemon and orange zest, cinnamon, cloves and star anise (if using). Bring to a boil, then add the fruit and its soaking liquid. Bring back to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the fruit has softened and the liquid has thickened slightly. Serve warm or cold, with a big dollop of thick yoghurt.

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