Winter Fruit Compote with Cognac

TOTAL TIME: 45 min
Prep: 5 min
Inactive Prep: 30 min
Cook: 10 min
 
YIELD: 8 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 8 ounces/225 g dried figs, halved or quartered
  • 8 ounces/225 g kumquats
  • 8 ounces/225 g dried prunes
  • 1/2 cup/100 g sugar
  • 1/4 cup/60 ml Cognac
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • Creme fraiche and toasted almonds, or vanilla ice cream, for serving
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Directions

Put the figs, kumquats, prunes, sugar, Cognac and lemon zest in a saucepan with 2 cups/500 ml water and bring to a boil. Cook until the fruits are plump and the sauce syrupy. Turn off the heat and let the fruit macerate for 30 minutes. Pour into a serving dish (a cut glass bowl looks lovely) and let cool. Serve with creme fraiche and toasted almonds, or with a big spoonful of vanilla ice cream.

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