The peaches and apricots in this sweet after-dinner treat are full of vitamins A and C.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large skillet, combine the vanilla, star anise, sugar, thyme, and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil and cook until syrupy, about 6 minutes.

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  • Add fruit, reduce heat to medium, and cook 8 to 10 minutes, or until the fruit is tender but not mushy, and the liquid is syrupy again. Shake the pan occasionally to prevent sticking, but don't stir, as this will break up the fruit. Remove and discard spices.

  • Spoon into bowls; top with ricotta.

Cook's Notes

Find a vanilla bean in specialty food stores. If you can't locate one, feel free to substitute with 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract (skip the imitation vanilla, which uses artificial flavors).

Reviews (2)

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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2012
Phenomenal dessert!
Rating: Unrated
06/01/2009
Simple recipes are the best for summer produce. The natural flavours are can be heightened by just a few simple ingredients. I love this photo as well! Looks so rustic!