A tasty way to end a meal in mid-winter when Jack Frost is about and the snow lays crisp and even.
- 4 firm pears – conference or concord
- 2 eating apples
- 150g dried apricots
- 50g dried figs
- 4 plums
- glass of port or red wine (if using red wine add a tablespoon of soft brown sugar)
- 125ml stratta mulled fruit vinegar
Peel and cut the pears and apples into chunks.
Place all the ingredients in a pan, bring to the boil and then simmer very gently for about 20 minutes.
Leave to cool and allow the flavours to develop for at least a few hours before serving. This dish is best prepared the day before and served slightly warm with a good quality vanilla ice-cream.