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Tropical Fruit Compote

June 10, 2008 - 7:30am
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Tropical Fruit Compote

Fresh or cooked fruits make a great low-calorie dessert.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 cup
Total FatLess than 1 g
Saturated FatLess than 1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium3 mg
Calcium15 mg
IronLess than 1 mg

Servings and Times


Ingredients and Preparation

Water¾ cup
Sugar½ cup
Fresh lemon juice2 teaspoons
Lemon peel1 piece
Rum or vanilla extract (optional)½ teaspoon
Pineapple, cored and peeled, cut into 8 slices1
Mangos, peeled and pitted, cut into 8 pieces2
Bananas, peeled, cut into 8 diagonal pieces3
Fresh mint leaves (optional)
  1. Directions
  2. In a saucepan combine ¾ cup of water with the sugar, lemon juice, and lemon peel (and rum or vanilla extract if desired). Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and add the fruit. Cook at a very low heat for 5 minutes.
  3. Pour the syrup in a cup. Remove the lemon rind and cool the cooked fruit for 2 hours.
  4. To serve the compote, arrange the fruit in a serving dish and pour a few teaspoons of syrup over the fruit. Garnish with mint leaves.
  5. Serve with homemade sour cream.

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