Pickled Dried Fruit Recipe


Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time10 Min
Ready In15 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyCuisine


 Assorted dried fruits2 Cup (32 tbs) (Use Apricots, Raisins, Figs, Pears, Peaches And Apple Slices)
 Light-brown sugar1 Cup (16 tbs), firmly packed
 Granulated sugar1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Cider vinegar1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Light rum1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Cinnamon sticks4 Inch (2 Pieces, 2 Inch Each)
 Whole allspice4
 Whole cloves2
 Fresh cranberries1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)


1. Place dried fruits (except apple slices, if using) in 3-quart saucepan; cover with 2 cups cold water. Bring to boiling; simmer, covered, 5 to 6 minutes, or just until fruit softens. Add apple slices at the last minute. Drain fruit in colander.
2. In same saucepan, combine both kinds of sugar, vinegar, rum and spices tied in cheesecloth. Bring to boiling, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Return dried fruit to saucepan; simmer, covered and stirring occasionally, until fruit is almost plump—10 minutes. Add cranberries; cook 5 minutes. Remove and discard spices.
3. Ladle fruit and syrup into a 1-quart jar. Cover; cool completely. Label. Store in refrigerator at least 1 week before gift-giving, to allow flavors to blend.