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Poached Summer Fruit
Makes 8 serving

1 - jar (26 ounce) apricot halves
1/2 - cup sugar
2 - Tablespoon orange juice concentrate
Julienne peel of one lemon
Juice of one lemon
1 - pound small plums, pitted and quartered
1 - cup strawberries or blueberries
1 - cup cognac or brandy (optional)
Sprigs of fresh mint

  • Drain apricots reserving 1-1/2 cups syrup into large saucepan. 
  • Blend in sugar, orange juice concentrate, lemon peel and juice. 
  • Boil until thick syrup forms, (about 12 to 15 minutes). 
  • Reduce heat. 
  • Add plums; simmer 5 minutes. 
  • Add apricots; simmer 2 minutes more. 
  • Add berries. 
  • With slotted spoon, place fruit in serving bowl.
  • Bring syrup to boil.
  • Remove from heat. 
  • Add (optional) cognac and mint. 
  • Pour syrup over fruit. 
  • Chill. 
  • When reducing syrup, cook at full rolling boil. 
  • Can be made a day ahead. 
  • Serve with vanilla ice cream and sugar cookies, if desired. 
 
 
 
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