Warm Apple Cherry Compote
This simple dessert can be served in endless variations. Feel free to change up the fruits for fun, and top with a little low-fat granola for a delicious treat.
Makes 4 Servings
Combine the apples, cherries, apple juice, salt, and maple syrup in a medium saucepan. Cover and bring to a gentle boil over medium-high heat.
Reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered, for 5 minutes, or until the fruit is soft.
Slowly add the diluted cornstarch, stirring constantly to prevent lumping, until the mixture becomes thick.
Stir in the cinnamon and vanilla and turn off the heat. Serve warm (or refrigerate and serve chilled).
Note: Kudzu root starch can be used in place of the cornstarch for an even healthier dessert. Kudzu is known for its alkalizing effects.
Per serving (1/4 of recipe)
Fat: 0.4 g
Calories from Fat: 2%
Protein: 0.8 g
Carbohydrates: 37 g
Sugar: 27 g
Fiber: 4 g
Sodium: 77 mg