Breakfast Polenta with Honeyed Fruits

  • Preparation Time5 mins
  • Cooking Time25 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy

For the Honeyed Fruits

1 mutsu apple, peeled, cored and cut into 1-inch dice
1 granny smith apple, peeled, cored and cut into 1-inch dice
2 tablespoons water
1 cinnamon stick
3 whole cloves
2 whole star anise
4 pitted prunes
3 tablespoons honey
2 fresh peaches, peeled and sliced
4 plums, pitted and quartered

For the Breakfast Polenta

3 cups 2% milk
½ vanilla bean
6 tablespoons cornmeal
Honey to taste
Yogurt, for serving

For the Honeyed Fruits

Place apples in a saucepot with water and spices and bring up to a simmer over medium heat.

Once simmering, add prunes and honey. Simmer gently for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add peaches and plums and continue to simmer until fruits are tender, about 5 minutes.

Serve fruits warm or at room temperature.

For the Breakfast Polenta

For polenta, bring milk and scraped seeds from vanilla bean up to a simmer over medium heat. Whisk in cornmeal and quickly switch to a wooden spoon.

Turn down heat to medium-low and stir constantly until polenta is tender and thickened. Stir in honey to taste.

To serve, ladle polenta into bowls, top with honeyed fruits and garnish with a dollop of yogurt.

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