What I like about this cookbook as there are many fuss-free, interesting and easy to make low-fat dessert recipes. A few here, here and here that I've shared in the past.
Here's sharing another super easy low-fat dessert Apricot & Banana Compote from the cookbook "Desserts All Around The Year" by Martha Day. Great after meal dessert which can be served warm or chilled.
I've halved the quantity as I've got only 100g of dried apricots (soon to be expired in a few weeks) in the fridge. Since I don't have any ground ginger, I substituted with a slice of fresh ginger.
Apricot & Banana Compote
Ingredients (serves 2)
150ml unsweetened orange juice
75ml unsweetened apple juice
1 small slice of ginger
2 medium bananas, sliced
15g toasted flaked almonds
1. Put the apricots in a saucepan with the fruit juices and ginger and stir. Cover with lid and bring to the boil, simmer gently in low flame for 10 minutes. Keep stirring occasionally.
2. Set aside to cool, leaving the lid on. Once the compote is cool, stir in the sliced bananas.
3. Spoon the fruit and juices into a large serving bowl.
4. Serve immediately or cover and chill for several hours first. Sprinkle with flaked almonds just before serving.
As suggested, you may use other combinations of dried and fresh fruits such as prunes or figs and apples or peaches.
Tangy sweet softened apricots and bananas in fruity juice ... Simply refreshingly yummy!
Have a sweet and delightful weekend ^-^!
I'm sharing this post with Cook Your Books Event #21 [March 2015] hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours
This post is linked to the event; Little Thumbs Up organised by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen from My Little Favourite DIY, hosted by
Faeez from BitterSweetSpicy for March 2015 theme - BANANA
What a refreshing bowl of dessert! A bowl of these pleeeeaase? :)ReplyDelete
Hee ... hee ... surely pls help yourself ^-^!Delete
Hi Karen , so glad I started following you , love apricots and bananas . Made together in a compote , yummy good . Nee :)ReplyDelete
Thank you for your compliment.
What GREAT combination of flavors, Karen. I don't think I have ever tried Apricots and Bananas! I will though:)ReplyDelete
Thank you sooooooooo much for sharing this recipe and that cookbook for Cookbook Wednesdays. Who can resist a good dessert cookbook, lol...Not me! Thanks Karen...
You're welcome Louise. Glad I could contribute a cookbook sharing. Thank you for organizing the linky for Cookbook Wednesday. Cheers!Delete
What an amazing dessert! I love it!ReplyDelete
Thanks for dropping by ^-^!Delete
Hi Karen, I bet apricot and bananas are delicious together, sounds like a great cookbook!ReplyDelete
Thanks Cheri, yea I loved this dessert too !Delete
sounds even greater when it is served chilled! thirst quenching too!ReplyDelete
Karen, that's a lovely dessert! Even better to have one scoop if vanilla ice-cream on top!ReplyDelete
Hi Phong Hong, I've actually thought of topping with ice-cream but ... opps my waistline :( Perhaps it's about time to do some exercise ... hee hee!Delete
This looks yummy! I know my family would love having desserts like this! :)
Hi Karen, this is special! :DReplyDelete