Special Diet

Mulled Wine Dried Fruit Compote

cook 30 mins
  • 300 ml (1/2 pint) light-bodied red wine
  • 175 ml (6 fl oz) freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 400 g (13 oz) mixed semi-dried fruit, such as raisins, prunes, apricots, dates, pears and apples
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • pinch of ground allspice
  • pinch of ground mace (optional)
  • 1–2 teaspoons orange blossom honey, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Cointreau or crème de cassis
  • 4 tablespoons fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons toasted flaked almonds (optional)
  • Pour the wine and orange juice into a medium-sized saucepan and add dried fruits, cinnamon, allspice, mace, if using, and honey, to taste. Place the pan over a medium-high heat and bring up to a gentle boil. Reduce the heat and simmer very gently for 10–12 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Tip the compote into a large bowl, stir in the Cointreau or crème de cassis and leave to cool for 10–15 minutes.
  • Serve warm with a dollop of fat-free Greek yogurt and a scattering of toasted flaked almonds, if liked.
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