Tropical Fruit Compote
En Español (Spanish Version)

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

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size1 cupCalories148Total FatLess than 1 gSaturated FatLess than 1 gCholesterol0 mgSodium3 mgCalcium15 mgIronLess than 1 mg
Servings and Times
Ingredients and Preparation
IngredientsMeasuresWater¾ cupSugar½ cupFresh lemon juice2 teaspoonsLemon peel1 pieceRum or vanilla extract (optional)½ teaspoonPineapple, cored and peeled, cut into 8 slices1Mangos, peeled and pitted, cut into 8 pieces2Bananas, peeled, cut into 8 diagonal pieces3Fresh mint leaves (optional)
  • Directions
  • 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.
  • Pour the syrup in a cup. Remove the lemon rind and cool the cooked fruit for 2 hours.
  • 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.
  • Serve with homemade sour cream.

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