I've been trying to add some healthier dessert options to our lazy Sunday lunches. This recipe for poached fruit is simple, yummy and a healthy alternative to high sugar desserts.
Poached Dried Fruit Compote
8oz. of mixed dried fruit (I used a combination of dried apricots, prunes, dried cherries and raisins)
1 c. low sugar apple juice
2 tsp. grated lemon zest
1 cinnamon stick
4 whole cloves
4 whole allspice
1. Place the cloves and the allspice either in a tea ball, or in a muslin cloth bag.
2. Place all of the ingredients and the spices in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil.
3. Once boiling, turn down the heat to a simmer and cover the pot. Simmer the fruit for 15-20 minutes until the fruit is tender.
4. To serve, remove the cinnamon stick and spices and spoon the compote into small dessert bowls. Serve warm with whipped cream, or chilled.