Tropical Fruit CompoteEn Español (Spanish Version)
Fresh or cooked fruits make a great low-calorie dessert.
Serving Size1 cupCalories
Less than 1 gSaturated FatLess than 1 gCholesterol
3 mgCalcium15 mgIronLess than 1 mgServings8IngredientsMeasuresWater¾ 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)DirectionsIn 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.