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Anise Fruit Bowl

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling


16 servings

Toss together your favorite fruits for this delightful medley dressed with a pleasant anise-laced syrup. "This dish always goes over well," writes Alberta McKay of Bartlesville, Oklahoma.


  • 2 cups water
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons aniseed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 12 cups assorted fresh fruit


  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 119 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 80mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.

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