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    Spicy Fruit Compote

    You can use any leftover dried fruit in this wonderful compote. Served with porridge, it makes a warming, healthy breakfast on a cold winter’s morning or serve with natural yogurt or with ice cream, as a dessert.

    • Vegetarian
    • Nut Free
    • Low Fat
    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 20 minutes plus steeping time
    • Total time: 30 minutes 30 minutes

    Serves: 4


    • 6 fruit-style teabags eg Twinings Cranberry and Pomegranate
    • 1 tbsp clear honey
    • 1 cinnamon stick
    • 1 pinch of ground allspice
    • 500g dried mixed fruit, eg apricots, apples, pears, prunes, figs and cranberries (perhaps leftover from Christmas), roughly chopped
    • 200g Waitrose Organic Jumbo Oats Rolled
    • 1litre semi skimmed milk


    1. Place the teabags, 600ml boiling water, the honey, cinnamon stick and allspice in a large pan. Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the dried fruit and then simmer for a further 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and leave to steep until ready to serve.
    2. When ready to serve, place the oats in a saucepan and add the milk. Bring to the boil and simmer for 7–8 minutes, stirring continuously. Remove the teabags and cinnamon stick from the fruit compote.
    3. Divide the porridge into 4 bowls and serve with the fruit compote on top for a healthy breakfast.

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    Cook's tips

    You can keep the compote in the fridge for up to 2 days.
    Substitute the tea with orange juice for an even fruitier flavour.


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