Some say the clementine was developed in Algeria by Father Clement Rodier,a French missionary,in Algeria. Cardamom plays an important role in Algerian sweets; paired with star anise in gingery honey syrup, this recipe produces an irresistible aroma.
Compote is a dessert originating from 17th century France made of fruit preserved in syrup. The fruit is gently cooked in water or spirits with sugar and spices. I used black cherries in this batch but any sweet or sour cherry will DO.