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Fresh Fruit Compote

 Fresh Fruit Compote
Round out a meal with this fruit dessert, a colorful medley of apples, strawberries, peaches and pears that simmers in a simple lemon-and-honey sauce. Top off servings with low-fat vanilla yogurt, granola or both. It's a wonderful dessert that everyone will enjoy...and it features those good-for-you fruits that will help keep your and your family strong and healthy.—Kate Selner, St. Paul, Mi
7 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min. + chilling


  • 1/2 medium lemon
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 cups sliced peeled apples
  • 2 cups sliced peeled peaches
  • 1 cup sliced peeled pears
  • 1/3 cup apricot spreadable fruit
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup seedless red grapes
  • 7 tablespoons vanilla yogurt


  • Cut two 1-in.-long strips from lemon peel. Squeeze juice from lemon.
  • In a large saucepan, combine the water, honey, lemon juice and lemon
  • peel strips. Add the apples, peaches and pears. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until fruit is
  • softened.
  • Remove from the heat; discard lemon peel. Using a slotted spoon,
  • transfer fruit to a large bowl; discard poaching liquid. Stir in
  • spreadable fruit, strawberries and grapes. Cover and refrigerate for
  • 4 hours or overnight. Serve with a slotted spoon. Top each serving
  • with yogurt. Yield: 7 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One serving (3/4 cup fruit mixture with 1 tablespoon yogurt) equals 166 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 14 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 fruit.