Anise Fruit Bowl

Toss together your favorite fruits for this delightful medley dressed with a pleasant anise-laced syrup.


16 servings


2 cups water
1 1/4 cups granulated (white) sugar
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons aniseed
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 cups assorted fresh fruit


In a small saucepan, combine the water, sugar, lemon juice, aniseed and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.

Strain syrup; discard aniseed. Place fruit in a large bowl; add syrup and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Serve with a slotted spoon.

Nutritional Information

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 119 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 80 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein.

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