was good for this, at least - the recipe for a rather delicious fruit stew given me by a vicar's wife.
Tin Morton's Black Cherry Pie Filling (as scarce as hen's teeth, alas, these days - Hartley's Red will do)
Packet Dried Apricots (real ones, not hedgehogs)
Tin Mandarin Segments
Turn the pie filling into a bowl
Add the drained mandarins
Simmer dried apricots in the mandarin juice for 12 minutes until soft
Pour over the pie filling & mandarins
Stir, adding extra liquid to taste.
Serve over vanilla ice cream scoops.
Looks fabulously sophisticated but so simple.