If this recipe of fresh and seasonal fruits doesn't motivate you, perhaps the ease of putting it together will.
Recipe and image courtesy of The Big Book of Quick & Healthy Recipes, published by Hearst Books/Sterling Publishing ©2007
2/3 cup apple juice
1 tablespoon brandy (optional)
1 teaspoon maple syrup
4 fresh figs, quartered
4 apricots, quartered and pitted
8 cherries, halved and pitted
2 tablespoons orange juice
1. Heat the apple juice in a Dutch oven with the brandy (if using) and the maple syrup. Add the figs, apricots, and cherries.
2. Bring to a boil, cover and gently simmer for 5 minutes. Lift out the fruit with a slotted spoon and place them in a salad bowl.
3. Bring the juice back to a boil and reduce to a thick syrup.
4. Pour the syrup over the fruit, add the fresh orange juice, and serve with vanilla ice cream, custard, creme fraiche, or soy cream
(Based on individual servings)
Vegan Calories: 145
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