Stewed fruit in syrup

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PREP TIME

5 min

TOTAL TIME

35 min

Serves

4

Stewed fruit in syrup

Photo, Sian Richards.

Cinnamon and citrus are just a starting point for flavouring these fruits. Try fresh ginger, star anise or whole vanilla beans, or use honey in place of sugar.


Ingredients

  • 24 large pitted prunes
  • 24 dried apricots
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 long strips of lemon or orange peel , optional

Instructions

  • BOIL fruit with water, sugar, cinnamon stick and peel in a medium saucepan over medium-high. Reduce heat to medium. Gently boil, uncovered, until syrupy, 28 to 30 min. Let syrup cool to room temperature, then refrigerate, covered, until ready to use. Serve chilled fruit and syrup over yogurt. Top with chopped toasted nuts, if desired.

Serving suggestion

Spoon this spiced fruit over fresh, homemade yogurt for a warming winter breakfast.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 162,
  • Protein
  • 2 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43 g,
  • Fibre
  • 4 g,
  • Sodium
  • 5 mg.