Fall Fruit Compote 

1 cup dry red wineJuice of 1/2 an orange3/4 cup granulated sugar3 whole cloves1/2 cup dried apricots, coarsely chopped1/2 cup dried cranberries1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and coarsely diced1/2 Cortland apple, peeled, cored and coarsely dicedIn a 2-quart saucepan combine wine, orange juice, sugar and cloves. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Cook for 1 minute. Remove cloves. Add remaining ingredients. Bring back to a simmer and cover.Lower the heat and simmer, covered for 20 minutes until fruit is softened and apples are cooked.Drain fruit in a colander placed over a bowl, collecting the juices. Set fruit aside.Pour juices back into the saucepan and place over medium heat. Bring to a fast simmer and reduce until syrupy, about 7 minutes. Remove from heat.In a bowl combine the fruit with the reduced sauce.Serve with assortment of crackers and cheese.