Recipe: Spice Cake with Winter Fruit Compote

Recipe: Spice Cake with Winter Fruit Compote
Ingredients:
4 whole cloves
1 1/2 teaspoons orange zest
2 cinnamon sticks
4 Red pears, cored, peeled and sliced
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3 eggs
4 Golden Delicious apples, cored, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup orange juice
1 Naval orange, cut in 8 pieces
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
3 cups all purpose flour
2 tablespoons Calvados, Grand Marnier or brandy
1 1/2 cups sugar
powedered sugar for sprinkling on top
1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
3/4 cup unsalted butter
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups water



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