Basic poached fruit
apple juice no added sugar
1 whole, stick
2 medium, peeled, cored, cut into chunks
3 medium, peeled, cored, cut into chunky wedges
4 large, stones removed, cut into quarters
4 medium, quartered
- Combine apple juice, cinnamon and star anise in a large saucepan over low heat and bring to the boil.
- Add apples, pears and plums. Simmer for 20 minutes or until fruit is tender, adding blackberries and figs for last 5 minutes of cooking.
- Remove fruit from pan with a slotted spoon and transfer to a bowl. Continue cooking liquid until it reduces to a sticky syrup. Discard cinnamon stick and star anise and pour syrup over fruit. Serve warm or cold.