Tipsy Dried Fruit Compote
12 oz whole dried fruits, such as pear, apricot, peach, fig and banana
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1/2 pint med-dry sherry
juice of 1 to 2 oranges
Put dried fruit in a bowl and cover with water. Soak overnight and then drain. Place fruit in an ovenproof dish.
Combine maple syrup, sherry and juice and pour over fruit. Cover dish and bake at 350 Fahrenheit for 45-60 minutes until fruit is tender. Serve hot.