Project Description

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes

3 large oranges
¼ cup (60mls) honey
1 tbspn orange liqueur e.g. Grand Marnier or Cointreau
2 star anise or 1 tspn bruised cardamom pods
2cm piece fresh ginger, sliced
150g dried figs, halved
250g strawberries, washed and hulled
250g other berries e.g. raspberries, blackberries, blueberries
Good quality ice-cream

  1. Peel a couple of strips from one of the oranges, then juice (you should get about a cup). Place both in a medium saucepan with honey, liqueur, star anise or cardamom and ginger over low heat and stir to combine.
  2. Increase heat and when boiling, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered for 10 mins or until becoming more syrupy.
  3. Stir in the figs and cook for 10 minutes or until figs are plump.
  4. Stir in the berries and cook for 2 – 3 minutes or until the berries soften slightly.
  5. Serve warm with good quality ice–cream.

Lyndey’s Note: If fresh berries are hard to get 500g frozen mixed berries can be substituted.