Kompot with Spirytusie

Course : Desserts
Serves: 4
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750 milliliter water
500 grams mixed dried fruit (pears, figs, apricots,
150 grams pitted prunes
75 grams raisins
200 grams pitted sweet cherries
2 medium apples -- peeled and sliced
50 grams cranberries
200 grams sugar
1 medium lemon -- sliced
6 whole cloves
2 pieces cinnamon sticks
1 medium orange
100 grams grapes, pomegranate seeds, or pitted plums
200 milliliter brandy

Preparation / Directions:

1. Combine water, mixed dry fruits, prunes, and raisins in a pot large enough to hold all the ingredients. Bring to a boil, cover and then simmer for about 20 inutes (or until the fruit is plump and tender). 2. Add cherries, apples, and cranberries. Stir in sugar, lemon, and spices. Cover and simmer for about 5 minutes. 3. Grate orange peel and set aside. Peel and section the orange (removing the skin and white membrane). Add to fruits in kettle. 4. Stir in grapes and brandy. Bring just to boiling and then remove from heat. Stir in the orange peel, cover and let stand 15 minutes. Author's Notes: This recipe could be used as part of a 12 course meal known in Polish as Wigilia, or on its own. Wigilia is eaten after sundown on Christmas Eve. Difficulty : easy. Precision : No need to measur

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