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    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.

    • Vegetarian
    • Christmas
    • 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.

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    Get ahead

    Make and cool the compote then chill for up to 24 hours before continuing from step 3.  Reheat gently if you wish.

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