1 cup dry red wine
Juice of 1/2 an orange
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 whole cloves
1/2 cup dried apricots, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and coarsely diced
1/2 Cortland apple, peeled, cored and coarsely diced
In a 2-quart saucepan combine wine, orange juice, sugar and cloves. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Cook for 1 minute. Remove cloves. Add remaining ingredients. Bring back to a simmer and cover.
Lower the heat and simmer, covered for 20 minutes until fruit is softened and apples are cooked.
Drain fruit in a colander placed over a bowl, collecting the juices. Set fruit aside.
Pour juices back into the saucepan and place over medium heat. Bring to a fast simmer and reduce until syrupy, about 7 minutes. Remove from heat.
In a bowl combine the fruit with the reduced sauce.
Serve with assortment of crackers and cheese.
Fall Fruit Compote
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