Fresh Fruit Compote
|Sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Lemon juice||1 Teaspoon|
|Apple juice||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Vanilla extract||1 Teaspoon|
|Asian pears||1⁄2 Pound, quartered or sliced|
|Cherries||1⁄4 Pound, halved and pitted|
|Amaretto||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Vanilla ice cream||1|
|Whipped cream||1 Tablespoon|
1. Blanch peaches, plums and nectarines in hot water to cover; remove peel.
2. Place sugar, lemon juice and apple juice in a large saucepan and bring to a boil; simmer for 2 minutes. Add vanilla, cinnamon and cloves. Adjust heat to just below boiling and add peaches, plums, nectarines, Asian pears and cherries. Simmer for 5-8 minutes, or until soft.
3. Remove from heat; pour amaretto over fruit and let cool. Remove fruit and cook liquid to reduce to a syrupy consistency; let cool.
4. Return fruit to syrup, gently stirring.