Greek Fruit Dessert
This healthy fruit dessert is one of those recipes that I can barely call a recipe, but it is so good I have to share it with you. I discovered this simple and healthy dessert when I was traveling through Greece and eating at traditional Greek tavernas. Most of our meals were ordered family-style, which means we ordered just about everything on the menu. It was hard not to; as everything was so delicious. At the end of what was generally an enormous meal, we were frequently presented with a Greek fruit dessert platter. These fruit desserts were generally gifts from the restaurant thanking us for ordering like it was our last meal on earth. At the end of each meal we were so stuffed that we all proclaimed we could not possibly eat another bite. That is until the fruit dessert arrived. These platters generally included sliced bananas, oranges and pears. The fruit was drizzled with Greek honey and doused with ground cinnamon. Somehow we managed to clear the fruit platters, even though we had unanimously proclaimed we could not possibly eat another bite. I have adopted this delicious, healthy and super easy approach to dessert at my home. The fruit varies with what is in season. In addition to oranges, bananas and pears I use figs, berries and apples. I have gone out of my way to purchase some good Greek thyme-infused honey, and I think it is worth it. Don't skimp on the cinnamon. Give the fruit a good dousing.
Gluten-Free or Dairy Free?A Greek fruit dessert platter is a great way to enjoy a little dessert if you have dietary restrictions for dairy or gluten. My daughter can't eat either, which means she misses out on most desserts. This fruit dessert is right in her wheelhouse.
Even my grand-dog Meru wants a taste!
Greek Fruit Dessert is a Win-Win-Win-WinThis Greek fruit dessert provides a healthy way to 1) enjoy a little something sweet after dinner, 2) add to your daily consumption of fruits and vegetables, 3) add a little anti-inflammatory cinnamon to your diet, and 4) wrap up a meal in a lovely, satisfying but not too sugary way. So when in Rome, or in Greece, or at home, finish your meal with a delicious Greek fruit dessert.
Adopt this simple Greek approach to dessert. Slice some fruit, arrange it on a platter, drizzle with honey and sprinkle with ground cinnamon. You have a healthy, quick and delicious way to complete your meal.
- Sliced fruit -- bananas, oranges, pears, berries, apples, etc...
- Honey -- preferably Greek thyme-infused honey, but any drizzly honey will work
- Ground cinnamon
- Slice the fruit and arrange on a platter. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with cinnamon.