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Appears in

Poor Cook: Fabulous food for next to nothing

Poor Cook

By Susan Campbell and Caroline Conran

Published 1971

  • About


  • 1 lb washed fresh fruit
  • ½ pint water
  • 4 oz


Heat the sugar and water in a saucepan and when the sugar has dissolved bring it to the boil and carefully put in the fruit. It will not be covered by the liquid so turn it over gently once or twice to coat it. Return to the boil and then turn the heat down as low as it will go, and cover the pan. Leave for ten minutes for soft fruit, 15 minutes or more for apples and pears; the fruit should be