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Moroccan Fruit Compote

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500 g (1 lb) dried mixed fruits, e.g. apricots, apples, pears, prunes or figs 150 ml ( pint) pure orange juice
450 ml ( pint) water
2 tablespoons clear honey
1 cinnamon stick
Pinch of ground allspice
25 g (1 oz) blanched almonds


Serves: 6


Place the fruits in a large bowl, pour in the orange juice and water, cover and cook on HIGH for 5 minutes.

Add the honey, cinnamon stick and allspice, cover and cook on HIGH for 10 minutes.

Leave to stand until cool, during which time the fruit will become plumper and more tender. Remove the cinnamon stick, stir in the almonds and chill until required. Serve with crisp biscuits.

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Power setting: HIGH
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Standing time: Until cool

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