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Fresh Fruit Salad with Cinnamon Nutmeg Syrup

(originally made 2/2011)
Stuck at home due to bad weather and I really wanted something sweet.   Have been trying to eat healthy, and this fruit salad caught my eye this morning.    I didn't have fresh strawberries, so I defrosted some we picked in June by warming them in the syrup.    :)   I also used dole mandarin orange segments instead of peeling and sectioning an orange.    This is great straight from the bowl, but I think it would be awesome over waffles or pancakes or even ice cream too!  

                     

               Fresh Fruit Salad with Nutmeg-Cinnamon Syrup


  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
  2               cups  thinly sliced Granny Smith apple (about 1 large apple)
  2               cups  thinly sliced ripe pear (about 1 large pear)
  1                cup  sliced strawberries- used frozen, defrosted in syrup
     1/2           cup  orange sections (about 1 orange)- used dole mandarin oranges
     1/2           cup  sliced banana (about 1 medium)
     1/4           cup  fresh lemon juice
     1/4           cup  maple syrup
     1/8      teaspoon  ground nutmeg
     1/8      teaspoon  ground cinnamon

Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Drizzle with juice; toss gently.

Combine syrup, nutmeg, and cinnamon in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spoon over fruit, and toss gently. Serve immediately.

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

NUTRITION PER SERVING
CALORIES 76(2% from fat); FAT 0.2g (sat 0.0g,mono 0.0g,poly 0.1g); PROTEIN 0.6g; CHOLESTEROL 0.0mg; CALCIUM 19mg; SODIUM 2mg; FIBER 2.3g; IRON 0.4mg; CARBOHYDRATE 19.9g


Cooking Light, DECEMBER 2005

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