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Watermelon with Lemon Syrup


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  • Zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 tablespoons confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (2-pound) watermelon, rind removed and flesh cut into 1-inch cubes


Servings 4
Adapted from


Step 1

Make Lemon Syrup:
In a bowl, combine lemon juice and zest, confectioner’s sugar and 1 cup water.

Transfer lemon mixture to a casserole or heavy pot and cook over low heat until reduced and thickened, 25 minutes. Let cool completely.

In a large serving bowl, toss watermelon with lemon syrup. Place in refrigerator until ready to eat. Serve chilled.

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