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Fruit Bowl with a Punch
- Makes: 6 servings
1 hr to 4 hrs
The zing of serrano peppers in the sugar syrup makes this side dish both sweet and lively.
fresh serrano peppers*, halved lengthwise
finely shredded lime peel (set aside)
melon balls (watermelon, cantaloupe, and/or honeydew)
large apple or pear, cored and cut into chunks
medium plums, pitted and sliced
For syrup, in a small saucepan, combine water, sugar, serrano peppers, and lime juice. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 3 minutes. Remove from heat; cool to room temperature.
Strain syrup into a large serving bowl; discard peppers and seeds. Stir in lime peel. Add melon balls, apple or pear, and plums; stir gently to coat. Cover and chill 1 to 4 hours before serving. Makes 6 servings.
- * For a milder flavor, serrano peppers may be omitted.
(Fruit Bowl with a Punch)
Servings Per Recipe 6, cal. (kcal) 119, fiber (g) 2, sodium (mg) 3, Fat, total (g) 1, pro. (g) 1, carb. (g) 30