Saturday, November 17, 2007

Two Dried Fruit dessert options

The Altitude Adjustment Section
Who has time to bake when you're worrying about the bird? If baking is not your thing, this is where your guests come in. Have them bake at home, they have nothing else to do, you could even give them a good recipe, or check our website for some ideas. But here are a few things you could do at home if you wanted to make some end-of-meal sweets.

Good quality dried fruit — pear slices, dried peaches, dried pineapple, dried moist mango all taste even better dipped in dark chocolate. Strawberries are a classic dipping choice. How about fresh or dried figs, they dip very well and are so sexy! Dried fruit can also be used to make a fruit compote, which tastes great with some vanilla ice cream.

Dried Fruit Compote

mixed dried fruit
red wine, to taste
brandy, to taste
honey, to taste
lemon rind

In a saucepan, combine all the ingredients with some water till almost covered. Then put on a low flame and cook till the liquid starts to boil. Turn off heat, cover, and let sit 30 minutes so the flavors can all mix together. Put into jars and refrigerate. Or put directly into your mouth.