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
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