It’s easy to make compote: just stew up some dried fruit and enjoy it with dessert.

Yield 2 cups
Time 20 minutes
  • 1 c unsulphured dried apricots, chopped
  • 1 c dried cherries
  • ½ c dark raisins
  • 1 t fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 t orange zest (grated peel)
  • 1 2/3 c orange or apple juice
  • ¼ c sugar
  • ¼ c hazelnut liqueur
Directions Place everything but the liqueur in the saucepan over medium heat, and simmer for 15 minutes.Stir in liqueur, simmer another minute, and set aside for 5 minutes. 

Serve warm over ice cream, cake, or even pancakes.