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Brandied Fruit Compote

2 cups water
1/2 cup orange juice
3 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
5 whole allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 cup raisins
1 apple, thinly sliced
2 cups mixed dried fruit
1/2 cup brandy
1 tablespoon cornstarch
    In a 3-quart pan, combine water, orange juice, honey, orange peel, allspice, ginger and cinnamon stick. Stir in raisins, apple and mixed dried fruit. Bring mixture to a boil over high heat; then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 3 minutes.
    Remove from heat and stir in brandy. Let cool, then cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or until next day.
    Stir together 1/2 cup of the fruit liquid and cornstarch; then stir into fruit. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring until thickened and serve.