Poached Fruit over Waffles

Poached Fruit over Waffles
Photo: Levi Brown
Feel free to substitute 2-3 pounds of any fruit you like. Instead of waffles, you can serve with angel food cake or anything that captures the tasty juice--you'll want every drop.


Makes 6 servings (serving size: 1 waffle, about 1 1/2 fruits, and 3 tbsp syrup)
Total time: 55 Minutes

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Total: 55 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 143
Fat 1.8 g
Satfat 0.5 g
Monofat 0.6 g
Polyfat 0.3 g
Protein 4 g
Carbohydrate 31 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 3 mg
Iron 3 mg
Sodium 338 mg
Calcium 117 mg


1 tablespoon coriander seeds
3/4 cup agave nectar
Zest of 1 lemon (removed in large strips with vegetable peeler)
1 small bunch fresh tarragon, tied with a string
4 cups water
2 apricots
4 plums
2 peaches or nectarines
1 pear, peeled and left whole
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
6 (35-gram) frozen whole-grain waffles, toasted


1. In large saucepot, toast coriander seeds until fragrant (3-5 minutes). Add agave, lemon zest, tarragon, and water; heat to a simmer, stirring to blend. Simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand 20 minutes.

2. Add fruit to syrup. Cover pot and return to a low simmer, stirring occasionally. After 10 minutes, begin checking fruit for doneness (tip of sharp knife will slide in easily); transfer to bowl as it is tender. Slip skins from apricots, plums, and peaches; cut all fruit in half. Stir vanilla into syrup. Serve fruit over waffles.