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Brandied Fruits for Dessert Recipe

This keeps well, and indeed improves with time. It makes an excellent accompaniment to fruit tarts and as a side dish with cream.

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Key Features

  • Suitable for Vegetarians
  • Suitable for Vegans


1.5 kilos/3 lbs Dried Mixed Fruit - this should include Apple Rings, Apricots, Pears, Peaches and Prunes

1 handful of Raisins

2 Oranges


1. Cut the zest of the oranges into thin (julienne) strips, but not including any white pith.

- Mix all the dry ingredients together evenly, thenpack them loosely in the jars, leave plenty of space, as the mixture will expand.

- Squeeze the oranges, then add the juice to the jar/jars, sieving out any pips

- Add the Brandy and Sherry and then completely cover the fruit with cold tea, first removing the cinnamon stick.

- Seal the containers, give them a gentle shake, then keep them for a week before using.

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