Pour white grape juice into a 3-1/2 qt. sauce pan. Add apricots, figs, cinnamon, cloves, vanilla bean and orange zest. Simmer for 15 minutes. Add cherries and pears. Simmer an additional 15 minutes. Remove vanilla bean, cloves and cinnamon stick. Serve warm fruit over pound cake.
If serving without pound cake, double recipe, extending the cooking time only 5 minutes during each cooking period.
Recipe was created especially for the Professional Stainless from Calphalon 3-1/2 qt. sauce pan.