Spicy fruit compote

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 Two-inch cinnamon stick
6 Whole cloves
¼ cup Sugar
½ cup Port, sweet red wine or apple Juice
½ cup Water
2 tablespoons Lemon juice
1 pack (11 ounces) mixed dried Fruit
2 Bananas, sliced

Tie cinnamon stick and cloves in cheesecloth bag. Heat cheesecloth bag, sugar, port, water and lemon juice to boiling in 2-quart saucepan. Stir in dried fruit. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until fruit is plump and tender. Refrigerate uncovered about 3 hours, stirring occasionally, until chilled.R cheesecloth bag. Stir bananas into fruit mixture until coated wit syrup. Drain fruit, reserving syrup.

Serve fruit with some of the syrup Serve with sour cream or plain yogurt if desired. 6 SERVINGS; 220 CAL PER SERVING.

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