November 7, 2010

Poached Fruits

I was at the local farmer's market and brought home enough fruits to last us for a week. Hence this simple recipe that is a great pairing with other dessert, such as ice cream or your favorite fruitcake.
1 apple, washed and thinly sliced lengthwise
1 pear, washed and thinly sliced lengthwise
Juice of an orange
handful of dried cranberries or raisins (optional)
1 cup apple juice
¼ cup sugar
1 cinnamon stick
1 tsp. ground cloves
1. In a meduium saucepan combine apple and orange juice, sugar and spices to a boil.
2. Add in the dried cranberries or raisins (if used) and boil for another 2 minutes, then add in the sliced fruits. Covered and reduce simmer for about 2-3 minutes.
3. Remove from heat and let fruits steep in saucepan for about 5 minutes. The fruits should be just soft and not overcooked. Remove and cool at room temperature before serving.

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