Ginger-Fruit Compote - 9/7/04

Ginger-Fruit Compote
Fruits such as oranges and apples were once cherished as holiday gifts. Rekindle the memory of such simple joys with this pleasing compote.

3/4 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
4 tsp lemon juice
1 Tbs snipped crystallized ginger
4 cups assorted fruit (such as sliced kiwifruit, orange sections, chopped apple, sliced banana, berries and/or seedless red grapes)

  1. For syrup, combine water, sugar, lemon juice, and ginger in a small saucepan. Bring mixture to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Cool. Cover and chill up to 24 hours.

  2. Place fruit in a large serving bowl. Pour syrup over fruit, tossing gently to coat. Cover and chill up to 24 hours. Makes 6 servings.

Servings: 6
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Ready in: 20 minutes

Source: Better Homes and Gardens®
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