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Fresh Fruit In Lemon Ginger Syrup

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Ingredients
  Lemon 1 Small
  Ginger piece 1 (about 1/2 inches)
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Water 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Fresh mint leaves 2 Tablespoon (lightly packed)
  Fresh fruit 2 Cup (32 tbs) (such as seedless grapes; cantaloupe, honeydew melon, or papaya chunks; or hulled, halved strawberries (or use a combination))
  Mint sprig 3
Directions

With a vegetable peeler, pare 4 strips of peel (colored part only) from lemon.
Cut 2 strips crosswise into very thin slivers; place slivers and remaining 2 strips in a 1 1/2- to 2-quart pan.
Mince half the ginger; thinly slice remainder.
Add all ginger to pan along with sugar, water, and mint leaves.
Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring often.
Reduce heat and boil gently until reduced by half (about 7 minutes).
Remove from heat.
With a slotted spoon, remove and discard lemon strips, ginger slices, and mint leaves.
Let syrup cool for about 1 hour.
Divide fruit between 2 dessert bowls or glasses; spoon syrup equally over fruit.
Garnish with mint sprigs.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Boiled
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Interest: 
Healthy
Servings: 
2

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