A Celebration of Fruit

        When you haven't got a minute to spare, this dessert will make you look like a genius.  My friend Vicki says she clipped it from a Mark Bittman column.  

        2 pounds mixed dried fruit (pitted prunes, apricots, peaches, pears, cranberries, cherries, white raisins -- your call)

        l tablespoon of rose or orange blossom water (optional) 

        Put all the dried fruit in a bowl and cover with tepid water.  Let sit for at least 24 hours covered -- 48 hours is even better.

        Stir in rose or orange blossom water 

        Serve with crème fraîche or yogurt sweetened with not too much brown sugar.

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