Honeydew Compote With Lime, Ginger & a Hint of Serrano

Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

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.

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.


Most Helpful

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

rosslare September 09, 2012

Please see review and picture under 125583. I am not sure which one I saw first, but the recipes are the same. Thanks Bev!

DancesInGarden January 17, 2007

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