Combine the first 5 ingredients in a 2-quart casserole coated with cooking spray. Scrape seeds from vanilla bean. Add seeds and bean or extract to dried fruit; toss gently, and set aside.
Combine the apple juice, water, and sugar in a medium saucepan, and stir well. Bring to a boil, and cook for 30 seconds. Pour over dried fruit mixture. Cover with casserole lid, and chill for 8 hours.
Bake, covered, at 375° for 30 minutes, stirring after 15 minutes. Discard vanilla bean. Serve warm or chilled.
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