A Fantastic Fall Dessert

Poached Fall Fruit: Grapes, Apples and Pears with Cinnamon, Cardamom and Anise
Makes 4 servings

Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes

Serve this for dessert either as is or with 1 to 2 ablespoons of whipped cream.

2 star anise
1 cinnamon stick
6 cardamom pods, crushed with the back of a spoon
1 apple, quartered and cored
1 pear, quartered and cored
1 cup seedless red grapes (or 2 cups, depending on your calories)
1/4 cup sugar

1. Combine 3 cups water with star anise, cinnamon and cardamom in a medium pot over medium-high heat. (If star anise and cardamom are not available, you can substitute 4 cloves or a large pinch of powdered nutmeg.)

2. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

3. Add fruit and sugar. Return mixture to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes (for firmer fruit, reduce to 5 minutes). The fruit should be just covered by the liquid; if necessary add an additional 1/2 cup water.

3. Serve hot, room temperature or cold with about 1/4 cup poaching liquid poured over each serving.


1 Serving

1 g
Carbohydrate: 25 g
Dietary Fiber:
3 g
Total Fat: 0 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Calcium: 14 mg
Sodium: 2 mg