|1 pound||mixed dried fruit||450 - 500 gm|
|4 cups||water||1 litre|
|5 tablespoons||sugar||75 ml|
|a few||thin strips of orange peel|
|a few||thin strips of lemon peel|
|1 tablespoon||potato flour or corn starch||15 ml|
|½ cup||cold water||125 ml|
|clean, empty jam jar |
or mayonnaise jar, with lid
Place dried fruit in large pot with 4 cups (1 litre) water, cover, and let stand for several hours, overnight, if possible. Add all remaining ingredients and simmer over low heat until fruit is tender, about 30 - 60 minutes. If necessary add more water.
In clean, empty jar, pour in ½ cup (125 ml) cold water and potato flour/corn starch. Shake well, until all starch is dissolved. Add to cooked fruit, bring to a boil for one minute, stirring occasionally. Place in serving bowl, cover with plastic film and let cool.
Serve cold with whipped cream or over ice cream.