Dried Fruit Compote
Hoşaf made with dried fruits are a perfect accompaniment for pilaf. There are also hoşafs made with dried apricots, prunes, or raisins separately, but when all of them are mixed, this creates an autumn array. The combination of the sweet and sour flavors of dried fruits make the hoşaf juice even more delicious. Using sour and sweet fruits together creates a sweet balance in the hoşaf without using any sugar, so you can make a healthy, sugar-free compote which is very rich in terms of fruit fibers.
- 140 g dried apricots
- 80 g prunes
- 100 g raisins
- 1,2 l water
- 160 g sugar
- 2 apples, sliced
- 4 cloves
- 1 pomegranate, seeds of
- Rinse the dried fruits well. Leave to soak in separate bowls overnight. The larger dried fruits can be cut into smaller pieces before soaking.
- Mix water and sugar in a saucepan. Add the soaked dried fruit and bring to the boil.
- Check the tenderness of the dried fruit after about 15 minutes. Then add the apple slices.
- After boiling for another 7-8 minutes add the cloves and remove from the heat.
- Pour the compote into individual serving bowls.
- When cold sprinkle with a handful of pomegranate seeds. The cloves can be removed before serving.