Honeydew Compote With Lime, Ginger & a Hint of Serrano

READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
Recipe by Bev I Am

Infusing lime juice with hot pepper, lime zest and ginger makes a delightful syrup for a fresh-tasting fruit dessert. Garnished with a slice or two of good proscutto or Bayonne ham, this dish makes a nice appetizer. From Eating Well.

Top Review by rosslare

This is heaven! Beautiful flavors, what on earth could be better than this?

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine lime zest and juice, water, sugar, ginger and serrano in a small saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer until sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes.
  4. Let cool to room temperature, about 25 minutes.
  5. Strain syrup into a large bowl, pressing on solids to extract maximum flavor.
  6. Add melon and toss to coat.
  7. Cover for at least 1 hour.
  8. Sprinkle with mint and garnish with fig slices.
  9. Makes 6 servings, 1 cup each.

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