This recipe focuses on taking a fresh look at ingredients, and using them in different ways.
This gorgeous dessert is the perfect example. Originally I used dried apricots for this dish, but any dried fruit you have on hand works beautifully.
Next time you feel like something sweet after dinner but don't think you have anything that will suffice, try the pantry: there's nearly always dried fruit of some kind in there!
2 cups dried fruit of your choosing*
⅔ cup warm water
2 tablespoons butter
Few drops vanilla essence
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 cup walnut pieces or raw pistachios
Greek Yoghurt to serve
Add vanilla to warm water. Soak fruit in water for 10 mins. Now pour the fruit and water onto a greased oven tray. Dot the butter over the fruit, sprinkle the walnuts and sugar over the top. Bake for 25 mins at 180°c.
Serve with Greek yoghurt
*the fruit pictured is a mix of sour cherries, peaches, pears and currants.