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Broiled Summer Fruit with Anise-Honey Butter

Ingredients (5)

  • 1/4 pound softened unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon ground anise seed
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • The inner scrapings of 1 split vanilla bean
  • An assortment of summer fruit, including quartered figs; sliced peaches, plums, and apricots; pitted and halved cherries; diced mango and papaya; sliced red bananas; halved strawberries; and whole raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries
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Nutritional Information
  • Calories277
  • Fat23.26g
  • Saturated fat14.57g
  • Trans fat0.93g
  • Carbs18.52g
  • Fiber0.3g
  • Sugar17.61g
  • Protein0.6g
  • Cholesterol60.95mg
  • Sodium4.35mg
  • Nutritional Analysis per serving (4 servings) Powered by

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Broiled Summer Fruit with Anise-Honey Butter

Summer fruit gets saucy.

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Instructions

  1. 1Combine butter, anise seed, honey, and vanilla bean in a food processor. Process until smooth and creamy; set aside.
  2. 2Prepare an assortment of summer fruit, including quartered figs; sliced peaches, plums, and apricots; pitted and halved cherries; diced mango and papaya; sliced red bananas; halved strawberries; and whole raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries.
  3. 3Preheat the broiler. Spread the fruit out on a metal baking pan. Spoon bits of the butter mixture over, using about half of the butter. (Refrigerate the remainder for another use.) Broil the fruit for 5 to 8 minutes, or until the fruit is bubbling and browned. Serve with pound cake, angel food cake, shortbread cookies, or vanilla ice cream.

Beverage pairing: Casta Diva Cosecha Miel Moscatel, Spain. It’s rare to see great dessert wine from Spain (besides sherry), but this wonderful Muscat is a great match for mixed fruit as it has a tutti frutti quality itself, merged with honey, spice, and earth. A complex companion to a complex dessert.

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