Sprout’s Spiced Fruit

This recipe is delicious but, best of all, it’s a healthier version of traditional comfort food. It’s filled with the many benefits that come with dried fruit, such as fibre, vitamins and antioxidants.

This spiced fruit mix  is super versatile, you can use it as a great addition to all kinds of desserts or as a quick snack.

It stores well in the fridge for up a month. It is best consumed after a few days, as this way the fruit has the time to absorbe the liquid and flavor.

I made this just a week ago and I have almost used it all…sprat on my morning toast, as filling for cakes…I love it!

Give this a try!


  • 1 c dried apricot
  • 1 c dried raisins
  • 1 c dried pitted prunes
  • 2 tsp. vanilla paste
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 c no-added sugar orange juice
  • 3 c water

Grab some nice, dried apricots


and chop them up

DSC_0444do the same with the dried prunes


then grab 1 cup of raisins


and combine all the dried fruits into a saucepan

DSC_0449Add nutmeg




and vanilla paste

DSC_0452pour in 3 cups of water and 1 cup of orange juice. Bring it to a boil, cover with a lid and let it simmer until fruits are cooked (about 30 min).

Let the mix cool down than transfer into jar and store in the refrigerator for up a month.



– LittleDani


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