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Quick Anise Fruit Bowl

 Quick Anise Fruit Bowl
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.
18 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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).
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 151 calories,

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Quick Anise Fruit Bowl (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 69 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein.