Mulled fruit compote

When a quick and easy dessert is required, this special fruit salad is just the thing - it can be ready in 20 minutes.

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes, plus cooling
  • Cooking time: 5 minutes
  • Total time: 20 minutes, plus cooling

Serves: 4-6

Ingredients

150ml fruit red wine, such as Merlot
50g golden granulated sugar
4 cardamom pods, split open
1 cinnamon stick
3 whole cloves
Grated zest and juice 1 orange
450g mixed red and black fruit, such as blueberries, raspberries, plums, blackberries, cherries
1 Braeburn or Cox apple, cored and sliced
3-4 tbsp LOVE Life Berry and Nut Sprinkle

Method

  1. Put the wine in  pan with the sugar, spices, orange zest and juice.  Heat gently, stirring until the sugar dissolves then bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes until syrupy.
  2. Meanwhile, stone and slice any large fruit such as plums and halves and stone the cherries.  Place the prepared fruit in a large bowl and pour over the ho syrup through a sieve.  Discard the spices.  You can return the cinnamon stick to the syrup if you wish.  Stir the fruit to coat in the syrup then cool slightly.
  3. Spoon the compote into bowls and sprinkle with the berry and nut mix.  Delicious served with crème fraîche and biscuit thins.