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Khoshaf -- Dried Fruit and Nut Compote (Iran -- Middle East)

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“This recipe of soaked rather than stewed dried fruit was found in the 2002 cookbook, Mediterranean Street Food. Almost all of the long preparation time is the PASSIVE time needed for the fruits & nuts to soak.”
READY IN:
4hrs
SERVES:
8
UNITS:
Metric

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Rinse raisins & dried apricot halves under cold water, then place in a bowl, cover with 1 quart of cold water & let soak 2-3 hours.
  2. Put nuts in a bowl & cover with boiling water & let soak 45 minutes to soften them & freshen their taste.
  3. Transfer fruit & its macerating liquid to a serving bowl, then add the sugar & orange blossom water. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
  4. Rinse & drain the nuts & add to the fruit, mixing well.
  5. Serve immediately or refrigerate.

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