Autumn sensation in a pan!
One year ago during our honeymoon in the Lake District in the fairytale village Ambleside I discovered this winter fruit salad. The owner of the b&b made this for his guests every morning. I couldn't stop myself asking for the recipe.
Of course I knew 'Tutti Frutti' all along but with the usage of the herbs in this recipe your whole house will smell so good!
A healthy treat
There are enough nutrients in dried fruit to call it healthy! It is rich in vitamin B1, vitamin B6, folic acid, iron, magnesium, copper and potassium. In addition, many dried fruits such as figs, plums and apricots are rich in dietary fiber. What a sensation with a (for example) tasty bowl of soy yogurt or ice cream.
500 grams dried mixed fruit
200 grams dried figs
2 tbs Calvados
juice of one orange
tsp mixed spice
1 star anise
pared rind of 1 lemon
Soak the mixed dried fruits in a saucepan in the Calvados and enough tea to just cover. Leave overnight. Add the orange juice, cloves, cinnamon stick, mixed spice, lemon rind and star anise. Bring up to the boil and simmer slowly until the fruits are soft. This will take about 20 minutes. Serve hot or cold with some soy icecream!
Ps: the alcohol will evaporate entirely while cooking. Our daughter loves this!