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Orange And Kiwi Compote With Toasted Almonds

Oranges and kiwis are among the fruits highest in calcium; almonds are the nuts with the most. This is a light and refreshing finish to any meal.

Type: Fruit
Courses: Dessert
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

3/4 cup 177mlWater
1/3 cup 65g / 2.3ozSugar
2   Cardamom pods - crushed
2   Allspice
1   Cinnamon stick
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlVanilla extract
3 teaspoons 15mlOranges - peel and white pith (large)
  Removed - cut crosswise
  1/3"-thick slices
3   Kiwis - peeled, and
  Cut crosswise into 1/3"-thick slices
2 tablespoons 30mlSliced almonds - toasted

Recipe Instructions

Stir first 5 ingredients in small saucepan over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to boil. Reduce heat; simmer until liquid is syrupy and slightly reduced, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla.

Arrange orange and kiwi slices in shallow bowl. Pour hot syrup and spices over fruit. Chill at least 1 hour and up to 4 hours. Sprinkle almonds over; serve.

This recipe yields 6 servings.

Per serving: calories, 115; total fat, 2 g; saturated fat, 0.5 g; cholesterol, 0.

Bon Appetit, January 2000


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