Winter Fruit Compote Spiced
|Dried prunes||6 , soaked in water until plump (With Pits)|
|Dried apricots||6 , halved|
|Pear||1 Large, cut into 6 wedges|
|Tart green apples||1 Large, cut into 12 wedges|
|Golden raisins||3 Tablespoon|
|Lemon||1 , unpeeled, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/8 inch thick slices|
|Vanilla bean||1⁄2 , split lengthwise|
|Cinnamon stick||1⁄2 Small|
|Water||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Slivered blanched almonds||2 Tablespoon, toasted (For Garnish)|
Combine all ingredients except almonds in large saucepan and bring to simmer over high heat.
Cover partially, reduce heat to low and cook until fresh fruit is very tender and dried fruit is plump (but not falling apart), 30 to 45 minutes.
Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.