Strawberries- Fruit Composte
time to prepare: 15 minutes plus chilling time; serves 4

Ingredients:
1 medium orange
2 small pears, peeled and cored and chopped
2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp almond extract
12 oz. strawberries, cleaned and quartered
1/2 oz. sliced blanched almonds

Directions:
1. Squeeze the orange and capture the juice in a saucepan. Add pears, extract, and sugar. Mix well and begin cooking on med-low hear for approximately 5 minutes or until pears are beginning to soften. Stir occasionally.

2. Remove from the heat and stir in strawberries. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until cold.

3. To serve: Divide and top with almonds.