200 g/8 oz prunes
1/2 cup sugar
Wash prunes in 2-3 changes of warm water. Mix sugar with 2 1/2 cups of hot water in a pot, add prunes, bring to boil, lower the heat and simmer until prunes are soft (15-20 minutes).
Dried apricot compote is made following the same procedure; however, it is sufficient just to bring this compote to boil. Simmering is not required.