Poached Fruit over Waffles

Poached Fruit over Waffles Photo: Levi Brown


  • 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.

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  • 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.
  • Yield: Makes 6 servings (serving size: 1 waffle, about 1 1/2 fruits, and 3 tbsp syrup)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 143
Fat per serving: 1.8g
Saturated fat per serving: 0.5g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 0.6g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.3g
Protein per serving: 4g
Carbohydrate per serving: 31g
Fiber per serving: 4g
Cholesterol per serving: 3mg
Iron per serving: 3mg
Sodium per serving: 338mg
Calcium per serving: 117mg

Good to Know

Feel free to substitute 2-3 pounds of any fruit you like. Make sure they are “just-ripe” for the perfect consistency and texture.