not-just-for-breakfast compote combines dried and fresh fruits.
Vary the fruits with the seasons, perhaps trying fresh peaches and
peach nectar in summer instead of apples and apple juice. Don't be
afraid to double the recipe: This compote stores well in the
refrigerator and is always a welcome treat.
1 package (8
ounces) dried mixed fruit
1 C unsweetened
1 t almond
1 t ground
2 medium apples,
cored and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/4 C water
2 T flaked
coconut, toasted (see Note)
Sort out the
prunes from the dried fruit and remove the pits; cut the larger
fruits in half.
In a 2-quart
microwavable casserole, combine the dried fruit, including the
prunes, apple juice, almond extract, and cinnamon. Cover tightly
with a lid or vented plastic wrap. Microwave on high for 5 minutes,
or until heated through.
Stir in the
apples and water. Re-cover and microwave on high for 5 minutes.
Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.
Divide the fruit
mixture evenly into four small dishes. Garnish with toasted
coconut. Makes 4 servings. This is an official 5 A Day recipe.
Note: To toast
coconut, place 2 T flaked coconut in a 1-cup glass measure.
Microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes, or until light brown, stirring
every 30 seconds.
analysis per serving: Calories, 227; Fat, 2 g; Cholesterol, 0.0 mg;
Fiber, 7 g;
Sodium, 13 mg. Percent calories from Fat, 9%.