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Dried Plum and Garlic Compote

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This sweet and sour condiment can be served with the appetizers as well as with the main course.

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  1. 1 cup moist pitted prunes (about 6 ounces), quartered
  2. 3/4 cup chicken stock or canned low-sodium broth
  3. 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  4. 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced lengthwise
  5. 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  6. 1 dried red chile
  7. Salt
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the prunes, chicken stock, onion, garlic, vinegar and chile and bring to a boil over moderate heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the mixture thickens, about 15 minutes. Discard the chile. Season with salt and serve warm or at room temperature.
Make Ahead The compote can be refrigerated for up to 3 days. Let return to room temperature before serving.