A chile pepper adds a little heat to the sweet citrus syrup that tops the cool watermelon in this appetizer. You also could make this a side dish for any grilled entree.

Source: Midwest Living

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
2 mins
cool:
1 hr
chill:
2 hrs
total:
3 hrs 22 mins
Servings:
12
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Ingredients

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Directions

For syrup:
  • In a small saucepan, combine lime peel, lime juice, honey, chile pepper, and stick cinnamon. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Cool to room temperature. Cover; chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.

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  • Just before serving, strain syrup; discard chile pepper and seeds and stick cinnamon. Arrange watermelon pieces in champagne flutes or wine glasses. Drizzle syrup over melon. If you like, garnish with lime twists/curls. Makes 12 servings.

Nutrition Facts

94 calories; fat 1g; cholesterol 0mg; saturated fat 0g; carbohydrates 23g; insoluble fiber 1g; protein 1g; vitamin a 534.5IU; vitamin c 17.1mg; sodium 4mg; calcium 10.1mg; iron 0.4mg.
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