My Celebration of Fruit from Vicki Polon
Serves 8 or 10

         When you haven't got a minute to spare, this dessert will make you look like a genius. My friend Vicki says she clipped it from a Mark Bittman column.

2 pounds mixed dried fruit (pitted prunes, apricots, peaches, pears, cranberries, cherries, white raisins -- your call)
l tablespoon of rose or orange blossom water (optional)

Put all the dried fruit in a bowl and cover with tepid water. Let sit for at least 24 hours covered, then move to the refrigerator for 24 hours more. Stir in optional rose or orange blossom water .

Serve with crème fraîche or yogurt sweetened with not too much brown sugar.