Polish Dried Fruit Compote (Kompot z Suszonych Owocow)
1 cup pitted prunes 1 lb Mixed dried fruit (pears, figs, apricots and peaches) 5 cups water 1/2 cup raisins 1 lemon peel 1 teaspoon lemon juice (optional) 6 cloves, whole 1 tablespoon sugar 1 cinnamon stick Heart Bowl
Combine water, mixed dry fruits, prunes, and raisins in a pot large enough to hold all the ingredients. Let stand for 2 hours. Stir in sugar, cinnamon and cloves. Bring to a boil, cover and then simmer for about 25 minutes (or until the fruits are plump and tender). At the end stir in the lemon peel. Add the lemon juice to taste. Let stand 15 minutes.
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