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Stewed Holiday Fruit

 Stewed Holiday Fruit
Dried apricots, prunes and fresh bananas are drizzled with a sweet cider and marmalade sauce in this fruity concoction from our Test Kitchen, Hints of cinnamon and citrus lend a festive zest to each cool spoonful. Serve a bowlful of this fun fruit for breakfast, snacktime or dessert.
4 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 12 dried apricots
  • 12 dried plums
  • 1-1/2 cups apple cider or unsweetened apple juice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 2 whole allspice
  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 2 medium firm bananas, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, combine the apricots, plums, cider, cinnamon,
  • cloves and allspice. Bring to a boil. Remove from the heat;
  • refrigerate overnight.
  • Strain cider, reserving liquid; set apricots and prunes aside.
  • Discard spices. In a small saucepan, combine the marmalade, lemon
  • juice, butter and reserved cider. Bring to a boil, stirring
  • occasionally. Cool. Divide apricots, prunes and bananas among
  • serving dishes; drizzle with cooled sauce. Sprinkle with almonds.
  • Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One serving (3/4 cup fruit with 1/4 cup sauce) equals 259 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 26 mg sodium, 61 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 2 g protein.