An excellent winter fruit salad with the most aromatic juices, which makes a refreshing dessert at Christmas time. It will keep well in the fridge.
Soak the dried fruit overnight or for at least 6 hours. Drain it and put into a large saucepan with the ginger, sugar and fruit juice. Bring to the boil, then cover and simmer gently for half an hour. Then stir in the rum, transfer to a serving bowl and let cool. Serve with cream.
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