Dried Fruit Compote

Dried Fruit Compote Recipe:

1. Cut the dried fruits if the pieces are very large

2. Place the fruit in a large pan with the cinnamon stick and the cider

3. Heat the mixture gently until almost boiling

4. Cover the pan, lower the heat and cook gently for about 15minutes without letting it boil

5. Remove the pan from the heat and let it stand for at least 1hour

6. Return the pan to the heat and add the rum

7. Heat until almost boiling then transfer to a wide-necked vacuum flask

8. Remove the cinnamon stick before serving

List of ingredients required:

1/2 pint (285ml) medium cider
2 tablespoons dark rum
2 oz (50g) dried bananas
2 oz (50g) sultanas
4 oz (115g) dried apple rings
4 oz (115g) dried apricots
4 oz (115g) dried figs
2in (50mm) piece of cinnamon stick