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Desserts, Sauces and Condiments

Prune compote in black tea

Prune compote in black tea
Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

I knew dried fruit had an image problem, but I had no idea how bad it had gotten. Sure, I can kind of understand how prunes, er, "dried plums," might have an issue — let's face it, any time your ... Read more

Total time: 15 minutes, plus cooling time | Makes 3 cups compote
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cloves
  • 3 allspice berries
  • 1 (3-inch) stick cinnamon
  • 2 bags black tea
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1 pound prunes

Step 1Bring the water, sugar, cloves, allspice, cinnamon and black tea bags to a boil in a large saucepan. Add the orange zest and prunes, then remove from the heat and let stand until cool. Discard tea bags and refrigerate until ready to use.


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