Tropical Fruit Compote
  1. In a saucepan combine ¾ cup of water with the sugar, lemon juice, and lemon peel (and rum or vanilla extract if desired).  Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and add the fruit.  Cook at a very low heat for 5 minutes.
  2. Pour the syrup in a cup.  Remove the lemon rind and cool the cooked fruit for 2 hours.
  3. To serve the compote, arrange the fruit in a serving dish and pour a few teaspoons of syrup over the fruit.  Garnish with mint leaves.
  4. May serve with Homemade Sour Cream.

From Flavors of Fiesta by University of Illinois Extension

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