Quick Anise Fruit Bowl Recipe
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Quick Anise Fruit Bowl Recipe

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This refreshing medley has become a family favorite for breakfast and brunch. You could even serve the fruit with a slice of cake and dollop of whipped cream for a scrumptious dessert.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 2 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons aniseed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 fresh pineapple, peeled and cubed
  • 1 small cantaloupe, peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 1/2 pound seedless red grapes
  • 2 large bananas, sliced
  • 2 medium nectarines, sliced
  • 2 medium oranges, peeled and sectioned
  • 2 medium kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
  • 1 large pink grapefruit, peeled and sectioned

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 151 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 69mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, bring the water, sugar, lemon juice, aniseed and salt to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 10-15 minutes or until slightly thickened. Cool slightly; cover and refrigerate until chilled.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Pour syrup over fruit; toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 18 servings (3/4 cup).
Originally published as Anise Fruit Bowl in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2009, p31

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