Dried fruit and port

Dried fruit marinated in port

If your drawers contain dried fruits such as dates, apricots, figs, cranberries as well as almonds, you are ready to convert them into a yummy treat. Port marinated dried fruit is a delicious companion for your cheese. (Even though someone only feasted on the cheese – see who at end of this post…)

Dried fruit
Dried fruit and port

Cheese, port and dried fruit – what’s not to like?!

dried fruits marinated in port

  • 1.3 cup / 3 dl port
  • 0.3 cup / 0,75 dl brown sugar
  • 8.8 oz / 250 g mixed dried fruits (dates, apricots, figs, cranberries), cut into pieces
  • 3.5 oz / 100 g almonds
  • 1 cinnamon stick


  • Heat port and brown sugar in a small pot. Stir until the sugar is dissolved and it simmers.
  • Add dried fruit, almonds and cinnamon stick. Let it simmer for a short while.
  • Pour into scalded glasses. Seal and leave in the fridge for at least 24 hours.
Dried fruit and port
Dried fruit in port with cheese
Lea eats cheese

Someone in particular licked her lips. My dog Lea. She was right on the spot when I went into the kitchen for a short while – suddenly the brie and the danablu (Danish blue mould) had gone…


  1. “Although dry fruits are calorie-dense, they offer a satisfying and nutrient-dense option for curbing cravings and staying full between meals.”

  2. I think I may try this using dried blueberries! I throw dried blueberries in just about anything I can get an excuse to!

    • Hi James,
      That sounds like a really good idea as well. Dried sea ​​buckthorn – if you have these – would probably also be an idea.
      Good luck!

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