Summer Melon with Lime and Rum

Calories 182; Fat 0.3 g; Protein 1 g; Carbs 42 g; Fiber 2 g; Cholesterol 0.0 mg; Iron 1 mg; Sodium 31 mg; Calcium 40 mg; Sugars 31 g; Est. Added Sugars 18 g * Serving Size: 3/4 cup fruit and about 3 tablespoons sauce
Photo by Barbie C.
Adapted from myrecipes.com

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

23

minutes

SERVINGS

8

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

23

minutes

SERVINGS

8

servings

Adapted from myrecipes.com

Ingredients

  • 1/2

    vanilla bean, halved lengthwise

  • 1

    cup packed brown sugar

  • 1/2

    cup water

  • 2

    teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger

  • 1/4

    cup dark rum

  • 1 1/2

    tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 3

    cups cubed honeydew melon, chilled

  • 3

    cups cubed cantaloupe, chilled

  • 1

    cup halved fresh figs

  • 8

    lime wedges

  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

1. Scrape seeds from vanilla bean; discard bean. Place seeds, sugar, 1/2 cup water, and ginger in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook 8 minutes or until sugar dissolves and syrup is slightly thickened. Remove from heat. Strain through a fine sieve into a small bowl set into a large bowl of ice water; let stand 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in rum and lime juice. 2. Divide melons and figs among 8 glasses; top with syrup. Garnish with lime wedges and pepper.

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