Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Nourishing Fruit Compote

Berry season has been in full bloom here in Vermont so the other evening I decided to serve my guests a Fresh Fruit Compote of assorted Berries and luscious Pennsylvania Peaches. 

I simply washed the Blueberries, Strawberries, Blackberries and Peaches. Removed the pit from the Peaches, sliced them and tossed them together with the Berries for a quick and easy Dessert. 

Fresh Fruit Compote
1 cup of each, Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, 
4 Cups of Sliced Peaches
1 Tbl of Agave, 
1 Tbl of Water 
1 Tsp of Orange Flower Water 
1/2 tsp of Vanilla Extract

Wash the Blueberries, Strawberries, Blackberries and Peaches 
Removed the pit from the Peaches and sliced into half moons
Place all the Fruit in a Large Glass Bowl 
In a Small Bowl add  the Agave, Water Orange Flower Water and Vanilla Extract 
Toss together to coat Fruit with Marinade 

I prepared this right before my guests arrived and let it marinade in the Refrigerator till serving time!

Cashew Cream:
1 cup Cashews, 2/3 cup Water, 2Tbl Agave Nectar, 1 tsp of Vanilla Extract

Soak Cashews for 4 to 8 Hours, drain and puree in Food Processor or Vitamix (which is what I used with) 2/3 cup of water, and the addition of the Agave Nectar and Vanilla Extract

The Fruit Compote was served after Dinner with a large dollop of Cashew Cream. It was quite Simple, Refreshing, and Nourishing!

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