1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
1 apple cored and cut in eight wedges*
1/3 cup Mandarin orange sections
1/2 pear, cut in three wedges
4 teaspoons almonds, chopped
1 cup water
1-inch piece cinnamon stick
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
In medium saucepan bring water, cinnamon and nutmeg to a boil. Add apple and pear, return to a boil and cover. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook five to six minutes. Add orange sections and simmer 1 minute more. Place cottage cheese sprinkled with almonds in a serving bowl and place on top of cottage cheese. Serve immediately.
*Note: To stop apples from turning brown, dip cut apples in a little lemon juice and water mixture.