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Fruity Compote

cup sugar
1 cups water
1 piece fresh ginger, peeled & thinly slivered
1 cup dried fruit mix
2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
1 orange, peeled & sectioned
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, cut into wedges.


In large saucepan, combine sugar, water and ginger. Bring to a boil over high heat. Add dried fruit mix. Bring back to a boil and immediately reduce heat to low simmer. Cook, uncovered, until fruit is not quite tender, about 5 minutes. Add cranberries and simmer, stirring occasionally, until cranberries pop. Stir in orange and apple. Remove from heat and allow to cool down. Serve warm or at room temperature. Yield: 6 servings