Food From Friends, Vegetables & Side Dishes

Serves 4 to 6

1 medium onion, cut in 1-inch chunks
2 medium carrots, sliced 1/2-inch thick
3 medium potatoes, peeled and cut in 1-inch chunks
1 cup dried apricots
1 cup pitted prunes
1/2 cup dried apple rings
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons dark brown sugar or to taste
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger

In a large, heavy pot, place the onion, carrots, potatoes, apricots, prunes and apple rings. Sprinkle salt and pepper over. Stir in 3 tablespoons sugar and ginger. Pour just enough hot water over to cover. Bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to simmer. Cover and cook for 1 hour or until the vegetables are tender. Add a little more hot water if mixture is getting too dry. Serve hot as a side dish with meats, fish or poultry.

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