A nice addition to serve with cheesecake or stir into your breakfast oatmeal.
Split the vanilla bean in half and scrape out the seeds and put in a medium saucepan along with the vanilla pod. Add sugar and 2 cups of water.
Over medium heat, bring mixture to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. When sugar is dissolved, add dried fruit and cinnamon stick to the pan. Bring mixture to a boil over high heat and then simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and add orange and lemon juice. Cool to room temperature. Refrigerate until ready to use.