Fairtrade Dried Fruit Compote

fruit compote

Thanks to Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall and Tropical Wholefoods. And great on pancakes!

Ingredients

200g Tropical Wholefoods dried apricots
200g Tropical Wholefoods dried mangoes
100g raisins
150ml freshly squeezed orange juice
80g honey
Zest of 1 lemon, pared with vegetable peeler
Zest of  orange, pared with vegetable peeler
1 cinnamon stick
3 cloves
1 star anise (optional)
Thick yoghurt, to serve

Method

  • 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 on freshly tossed pancakes with a big dollop of thick yoghurt!
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