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  Categories: Fruit, Polish, Holiday
       Yield: 12 servings
       3 c  Water
       1 lb Fruit, dried
            -(mixed; pears, figs,
            -apricots and peaches)
       1 c  Prunes, pitted
     1/2 c  Raisins
       1 c  Sweet cherries pitted
       2    Apples, peeled and sliced
     1/2 c  Cranberries
       1 c  Sugar
       1    Lemon, sliced
       6    Cloves, whole
       2    Cinnamon sticks
       1    Orange
     1/2 c  Grapes, pomegranate seeds,
            -or pitted plums
     3/4 c  Brandy
   Combine water, mixed dry fruits, prunes and raisins in
   a pot large enough to hold all the ingredients. Bring
   to a boil, cover and then simmer for about 20 minutes
   (or until the fruit is plump and tender). Add
   cherries, apples and cranberries. Stir in sugar, lemon
   and spices. Cover and simmer for about 5 minutes.
   Grate orange peel and set aside.  Peel and section the
   orange (removing the skin and white membrane).  Add to
   fruits in kettle.  Stir in grapes and brandy.  Bring
   just to boiling and then remove from heat.  Stir in
   the orange peel, cover and let stand 15 minutes.
   *  12-fruit compote with spirits -- This recipe could
   be used as part of a 12- course meal known in Polish
   as Wigilia, or on its own. Wigilia is eaten after
   sundown on Christmas Eve.
   : Difficulty:  easy.
   : Time:  1 hour.
   : Precision:  No need to measure.
   : Original recipe passed down through the generations
   and translated from Polish into English (with a few
   mods) by Edward Chrzanowski : MFCF, University of
   Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada :
   echrzanowski@watmath.waterloo.edu  or
   : Copyright (C) 1986 USENET Community Trust