Warm Winter Fruits


This fruit mixture also makes a great strudel filling.


2 1/4 cups

Recipe from

Oxmoor House


2 medium-size Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced
1 firm ripe pear, peeled and diced
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons finely chopped dried cherries
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon finely chopped orange rind
1 tablespoon finely chopped lemon rind
1 tablespoon finely chopped dried apricots
1 tablespoon currants
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
1 cup apple cider
1 tablespoon applejack (optional)
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice


Combine all ingredients in large saucepan; stir well. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes or until apple and pear are tender, stirring often.

John Fleer,

The Inn at Blackberry Farm,

Oxmoor House

January 1996
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