Puddings & Desserts Recipes

Brandied Dried Fruits

Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • zest of 1 lemon peeled off in long thin strips
  • 2cm piece fresh ginger root, peeled
  • 150g Angas Park Diced Apricots
  • 200g Angas Park Dried Peaches, cut into 6 pieces
  • 75g Angas Park Seeded Raisins, roughly chopped
  • 75g Angas Park Sultanas
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • 3/4 cup brandy
  • 2 tablespoons fruit-based liqueur

Method

  1. Place the water, sugar, lemon zest and ginger into a saucepan. Bring to the boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Boil gently for 5 minutes.
  2. Place all dried fruits into a glass bowl. Pour over the boiling liquid and add the cinnamon stick. Stand, covered, until cold.
  3. Remove the lemon zest and cinnamon stick. Stir in the brandy and liqueur. Spoon into jars and seal tightly.
  4. Leave to mature for 2 weeks before using. Store in a cool place, or in the refrigerator in hot weather.
  5. Serve with vanilla ice cream.
Serves 4 - 6

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