Honey-Vanilla Fruit Medley

Honey-Vanilla Fruit Medley

Enjoy the taste of honey in this delicious side dish loaded with fruits - a perfect treat at brunch.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

8:45

Hrs:Mins

Makes

10

servings

1
lemon
3/4
cup honey
1
vanilla bean, split lengthwise
8
dried Calimyrna figs, cut into quarters (1 cup)
1/2
cup dried apricots, cut in half
1/2
cup dried cherries
3
firm ripe Bosc pears, peeled, coarsely chopped
1
Gala or Fuji apple, peeled, coarsely chopped
2/3
cup pomegranate seeds, if desired
  1. Using vegetable peeler, remove 4 (2-inch) strips of peel from lemon. Squeeze 1 tablespoon juice from lemon (discard remaining lemon peel; save remaining juice for another use).
  2. In 2-quart nonaluminum saucepan, mix 2 1/2 cups water and the honey until well blended. Scrape seeds from vanilla bean; add seeds and vanilla bean pieces to honey mixture. Stir in lemon peel and juice. Heat to boiling over high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-high; cook uncovered 25 minutes or until reduced by half. Stir in figs, apricots and cherries. Spoon mixture into medium bowl. Cool completely.
  3. Add pears and apple to honey mixture; stir well. Cover; refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. Discard vanilla bean pieces and lemon peel. With slotted spoon, spoon fruit into serving bowls; sprinkle with pomegranate seeds.
Makes 10 servings (1/2 cup)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Serving Tip
Serve this honeyed fruit in individual glass dishes. It’s a sweet complement to savory brunch fare.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 198
    • Total Fat 0g
      • (Saturated Fat 0g,),
    • Sodium 8mg;
    • Total Carbohydrate 50g
      • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Protein 1g;
    Percent Daily Value*:
      Exchanges:
      • 2 Fruit;
      • 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
      Carbohydrate Choices:
      • 3 1/2;
      *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.