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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Lazy Summer Days Fruit Compote

Lay down in bed and enjoy the nice sun. And also enjoy some yummy Fruit Compote.:)

1 C. water
1/2 C. sugar
3/4 C. fresh mint, chopped
1/4 C. bourbon
1 T. fresh lemon juice
Most any summer fruit will do. Here's our recipe...
1/4 cantaloupe, seeded
1/4 honeydew, seeded
1/2 Lb. sweet cherries, pitted
3 ripe peaches, thinly sliced
2 T. fresh mint, thinly sliced
fresh mint sprigs for garnish
To make syrup, combine water and sugar in a medium saucepan over  low heat until sugar dissolves. Add mint and boil 5 minutes over medium heat. Let cool completely. Strain into a bowl, pressing firmly on the mint to exract flavor. Mix the bourbon and the lemon juice into the syrup. Cover and refrigerate; can be made ahead of time. Scoop melons with a melon baller. Combine all fruits, add syrup and toss. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Spoon into pretty pedestal glasses and garnish with mint sprigs.

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