Spiced Melon Balls

Total Time
10 mins
5 mins

From an old southern cookbook comes this recipe that's perfect to serve on hot summer days. I love to serve this when we grill out. I've also served this at breakfast alongside pancakes and waffles.

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  1. Drain the melon balls, reserving the juice.
  2. Combine the juice, brown sugar, vinegar, cloves, and cinnamon in a saucepan.
  3. Simmer for 5 minutes and discard the cloves and cinnamon stick.
  4. Pour the sauce over the melon balls and chill until ready to serve.
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5 5

The cantaloupe was sweet and had a slight tang. I would have like more of the spices to come through. I`m not sure if my cinnamon and cloves were wippy or the syrup should have been simmered longer. But I did enjoy a lot! Very refreshing. This would be great to use on those melons that just isn`t sweet or ripe enough!

5 5

I made this with seedless watermelon and cantaloupe, about 50/50. Very attractive - and totally scrumptious! A great blend of flavours! I made this for the Healthy for the Holidays Challenge. It’s recipes like this that help me stay on track: low in fat but SO delicious that there’s no way one can feel deprived! Thanks for sharing! I'll be making this again and again.