Monday, February 13th, 2012
simple cookery: stewed fruit
The fruits of summer, warmed, sweetened and spiced to create a winter time treat. Much of the fruit that I froze during the warmer seasons has been prepared with way.
I take my frozen fruit and put it in a pot. The one above was a mix of peaches, blueberries and strawberries. I find that berries and stone fruits work particularly well. Add a good, heavy drizzle of honey over top and slowly heat to melt. Sprinkle with ginger and cinnamon. Stir occasionally. As everything starts to melt and juice collects in the bottom, but before the sauce gets hot, stir in a couple spoonfuls of arrowroot powder (or tapioca or kudzu or whatever makes you happy). Make sure it is all dissolved. You don’t want any gooey clumps! As it heats, stir more frequently, until the sauce thickens. Serve warm or cold.