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Anise Fruit Bowl

Rated as 4.62 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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Ingredients

30 m servings
Original recipe yields 16 servings

Directions

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  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.

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This is a wonderful & surprising dish. The anise flavor does magical things I would never have expected. I used fresh kiwis, nectarines, apples, & strawberries. This was a major hit with my fa...

Most helpful critical review

The syrup is what makes this salad! I love it! Little too much peeling and chopping for me, though. This took over 45 minutes to make, and then clean up, too. I'd use mandarin oranges instea...

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This is a wonderful & surprising dish. The anise flavor does magical things I would never have expected. I used fresh kiwis, nectarines, apples, & strawberries. This was a major hit with my fa...

I've used this recipe a number of times & always had people asking for the recipe. I think this is wonderful, refreshing & unexpected!

One summer day my family and I went fruit picking, came home with a bevy of fresh fruit and had no idea what to do with it all. Luckily, we stumbled upon this recipe. The fruit salad makes a gre...

Outstanding! My family loves this fruit bowl. And I have another option when I participate in pot lucks!

The syrup is what makes this salad! I love it! Little too much peeling and chopping for me, though. This took over 45 minutes to make, and then clean up, too. I'd use mandarin oranges instea...

This was really good! The syrup was delicious and different. I used peaches, plums, strawberries, 2 kinds of apples, and kiwis.

Really love this one and I HATE black licorice. We hated the smell of the syrup which it was cooking but the syrup is magic! I used fresh green grapes, strawberries, pineapple, cantelope, wat...