|Peeled and sliced tart apples (about 2 medium apples)||2 cups|
|Pitted prunes (about 9 ounces)||1½ cups|
|Orange juice||1½ cups|
|Lemon juice||1 tablespoon|
|Navel oranges, peeled and cut into segments||2|
|Pink grapefruit, peeled and cut into segments||2|
|Mint sprigs for garnish|
- In a 2-3 quart saucepan combine apples, prunes, and orange juice.
- Bring to boil, reduce heat, and simmer until apples are tender but not soft, about 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat. Stir in honey, juice, and cinnamon.
- Cool, cover, and chill.
- Stir in oranges and grapefruit. To serve, spoon fruits with their liquid into serving dishes; garnish with mint sprigs.
Fruit: 4; Vegetables: 0; Meat: 0; Milk: 0; Fat: 0; Carbs: 0; Other: 0
|Serving Size||¼ of recipe|
|Calories from Fat||5|
|Saturated Fat||0 g|
|Dietary Fiber||9 g|
|Vitamin A||15% DV|
|Vitamin C||190% DV|
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