"Adding a couple shots of brandy will only make this recipe better," Tom Valenti says about this easy dessert. He suggests making a large batch of the poached fruit well in advance. "You'll find lots of uses for it," he says, such as a topping for French toast. Chef Holiday Recipes Made Easy More Healthy Desserts

Tom Valenti
December 2007

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Recipe Summary

active:
15 mins
total:
45 mins
Yield:
10
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan, combine the white wine, sugar, cinnamon stick and cloves and bring to a boil over high heat. Simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. Add the dried fruits, water and vanilla extract and bring to a boil. Simmer over low heat until the fruit is plump and the liquid is slightly syrupy, about 25 minutes. Discard the cinnamon stick and cloves. Spoon the warm fruit and syrup over ice cream and serve.

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Make Ahead

The fruit compote can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.