Mixed Fruit: Summer Fruit Salad with Lemon-and-Honey Syrup

posted by Terrytx 06-24-102 8:06 AM

* Exported from MasterCook *
Summer Fruit Salad with Lemon-and-Honey Syrup
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Serving Size : 8 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Salads
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 cup water
1/3 cup honey
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 cups chopped cantaloupe
2 cups seedless grapes
1 1/2 cups sweet cherries, pitted and halved (about 1/2 pound)
1 1/2 cups chopped peeled peaches (about 2 peaches)
6 fresh figs, quartered
4 apricots, quartered and pitted (about 1/2 pound)
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint

To prepare syrup, combine first 4 ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium, and cook until mixture is reduced to 1/4 cup (about 15 minutes).

To prepare salad, place cantaloupe and next 5 ingredients (cantaloupe through apricots) in a large bowl. Pour syrup over fruit; toss gently to coat. Cover and chill 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Toss with mint just
before serving.

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 cup). 149 cal, 0.8g fat, 1.9g pro, 37.7g carb, 3.5g fiber, 0mg chol, 0.7mg iron, 8mg sod, 36mg calc.

Source: Cooking Light-7/02

Serving Ideas : Can also use plums, nectarines or berries in this recipe. Chop the fruit ahead of time, store it in a zip-top plastic bag in the refrigerator. Toss the fruit with the syrup an hour before serving.

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