Anise Fruit Bowl
Toss together your favorite fruits for this delightful medley dressed with a pleasant anise-laced syrup. "This dish always goes over well," writes Alberta McKay of Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
Total TimePrep: 30 min. + chilling
- 2 cups water
- 1-1/4 cups sugar
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons aniseed
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 12 cups assorted fresh fruit
- In a small saucepan, combine the water, sugar, lemon juice, aniseed and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.
- Strain syrup; discard aniseed. Place fruit in a large bowl; add syrup and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Serve with a slotted spoon.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 119 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 80mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.
Originally published as Anise Fruit Bowl in Taste of Home December/January 2005