Kompot W Spirytusie
750 ml water
500 g mixed dried fruit (pears, figs, apricots,
150 g pitted prunes
75 g raisins
200 g pitted sweet cherries
2 apples, peeled and sliced
50 g cranberries
200 g sugar
1 lemon, sliced
6 whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
100 g grapes, pomegranate seeds, or pitted plums
200 ml brandy
Combine water, mixed dry fruits, prunes, and raisins in a pot large
enough to hold all the ingredients. Bring to a boil, cover and then
simmer for about 20 inutes (or until the fruit is plump and tender).
Add cherries, apples, and cranberries. Stir in sugar, lemon, and
spices. Cover and simmer for about 5 minutes.
Grate orange peel and set aside. Peel and section the orange
(removing the skin and white membrane). Add to fruits in kettle.
Stir in grapes and brandy. Bring just to boiling and then remove
from heat. Stir in the orange peel, cover and let stand 15 minutes.