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Summer Fruit Compote

This dessert contains no added sugar or sweetener and makes a delicious, healthful dessert for kids and adults alike. Take advantage of this season’s summer fruit to make this recipe. You can also use it for topping waffles and pancakes.


Makes 4 1/2-cup servings

2 cups sliced fresh peaches (peeled, if desired)
2 cups hulled fresh strawberries
1/2 cup white grape juice concentrate or apple juice concentrate


Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 5 minutes, or until fruit just becomes soft. Serve warm or cold.

Per serving (1/2 cup): 121 calories; 0.5 g fat; 0.1 g saturated fat; 4% calories from fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 1.5 g protein; 29.6 g carbohydrates; 26.3 g sugar; 2.8 g fiber; 3 mg sodium; 21 mg calcium; 0.6 mg iron; 77.9 mg vitamin C; 149 mcg beta-carotene; 0.8 mg vitamin E

Recipe from Foods That Fight Pain by Neal Barnard, M.D.; recipe by Jennifer Raymond, M.S., R.D.

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