Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 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.


  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.
Most Helpful

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!

Rita~ January 26, 2006

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.

bluemoon downunder December 02, 2005