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Peach Compote

Low Fat Recipe

This makes a wonderful, sweet fruit packed Peach Compote dessert -- with zero fat!

Peaches for Peach Compote


1 cup sugar (more or less, depending on taste)
1/2 cup water
One slice (1/2-inch) lemon zest (yellow part only)
4 cups peeled, pitted peaches

Recipe Directions

Bring the sugar, water and lemon zest to a boil over high heat. Simmer for five minutes. This will extract flavor from the peel, dissolve the sugar and make a syrup. Add the fruit and continue to cook for about five minutes, until just tender. Remove the fruit from the juice and set aside. Discard the lemon zest.

Reheat the juice over medium-high heat for about five minutes, until it becomes syrupy. Pour the syrup over the cooked fruit. Serve warm.

Recipe Note

For safekeeping, cool the compote. Refrigerate up to five days. Tastes wonderful topped with a sprinkling of brown sugar (or brown Sugar Twin), and a dollop of fat-free Cool Whip!

Serving Suggestion

Serve over Buttermilk Griddle Cakes for a weekend breakfast or swirl into low-fat yogurt for a healthy snack.

Nutrition Information

Serving size is about 1/2-cup
Calories 176; Total Fat 0g; Saturated Fat 0g; Protein 1g; Total Carbohydrate 46g; Dietary Fiber 2g; Sodium 0mg

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