Every so often , everyone wants something truly indulgent . This goo will keep you coming back for more. And don't worry about feeding it to your kids with apple slices - there's no crap in it. Just good stuff. Don't worry , they'll think they are being spoiled and so will you.
The inspiration for this comes from my grandmother and her fig pot compote. She was the eldest of a huge farm family and outlived all of her siblings . Enjoy!
Fruit Caramel in a Flash
Get out a small pot and get a half-inch of water to a rolling boil
Add 1/4 cup sultanas
3-5 Large Dates . Chop them wee
The juice of an orange as well as 1/2 of its rind (very finely chopped) . If you like a marmalade , add the flesh of the orange as well.
1/4 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp Cinnamon or drop a cinnamon stick into the pot
3 Tablespoons Demerrara or any other Very Dark Sugar
Boil for 10 minutes . You may need to add a bit of water or orange juice. Stir frequently and do not allow to scorch. Reduce to minimum for about 10 minutes until it reaches your preferred consistency.
If you want to pour it over oatmeal , leave it runny .
For grown-ups , try it with some crusty bread and your favourite spread. Brie is the classic , but feel free to branch out. Ooooh! Scones!
Recipe can be multiplied like foodgasms.