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Golden Compote of Pineapple, Cardamom, and Rose Water

Yield 6 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup compote, 1/2 cup ice cream, and 2 teaspoons pistachios)
Sweet, sour, and cool sensations combine in this intoxicatingly perfumed dessert. Look for rose water and cardamon pods in natural-foods stores or Indian markets. If you can't find cardamom pods, substitute 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom.

Ingredients

  • 6 (1/4-inch-thick) lime slices, each cut into quarters
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 8 cardamom pods
  • 3 cups (1-inch) cubed fresh pineapple
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons rose water
  • 3 cups vanilla low-fat ice cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped pistachios

Nutrition Information

  • calories 248
  • caloriesfromfat 17 %
  • fat 4.8 g
  • satfat 1.3 g
  • monofat 1.3 g
  • polyfat 0.9 g
  • protein 4.8 g
  • carbohydrate 48.6 g
  • fiber 3.1 g
  • cholesterol 5 mg
  • iron 0.7 mg
  • sodium 47 mg
  • calcium 118 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook lime slices in boiling water 1 minute; drain.

  2. Combine 3/4 cup water, sugar, and cardamom in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute or until sugar dissolves. Add lime slices to pan; reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand 1 hour. Discard cardamom pods.

  3. Combine pineapple, raisins, and rose water in a large bowl. Pour lime mixture over pineapple mixture, and toss gently to combine. Cover and chill up to 24 hours. Serve with ice cream and pistachios.