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Fruit Bowl with a Punch

Fruit Bowl with a Punch

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Cook 3 mins
  • Chill 1 hr to 4 hrs

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The zing of serrano peppers in the sugar syrup makes this side dish both sweet and lively.


  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 -2 fresh serrano peppers*, halved lengthwise
  • 2 teaspoons finely shredded lime peel (set aside)
  • 4 teaspoons lime juice
  • 3 cups melon balls (watermelon, cantaloupe, and/or honeydew)
  • 1 large apple or pear, cored and cut into chunks
  • 2 medium plums, pitted and sliced


  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Nutrition Facts

(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

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