Compote

         Yield: 10 -12
Categories: Fruits, Desserts

2 pk Dried mixed fruit (11 oz. -size) 1/4 lb Dried apples 1/2 c Light raisins 1/2 c Sugar (optional) 1 Stick cinnamon place dried fruit with cinnamon stick in a 5 qt Dutch oven or saucepan. Add 6 cups hot water to cover fruit and refrigerate covered several hours or overnight. Next day bring to boiling; simmer covered until soft but not mushy (about 1/2 hr). Add sugar the last 5 minutes. Remove cinnamon stick. Refrigerate covered until well chilled or over night. NOTES : A TBS brandy may be added while cooking.