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 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 45 min
  • Servings 10

Ingredients

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.

Expert Tips

Serve this honeyed fruit in individual glass dishes. It’s a sweet complement to savory brunch fare.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

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