Honeydew and Cantaloupe in Vanilla Lime Syrup

Total Time:
35 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

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Ingredients
  • For syrup:
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 limes, zest removed in strips with a vegetable peeler
  • 1 vanilla bean, split
  • 4 cups 3/4 to 1-inch honeydew melon balls (from one 5-pound melon)
  • 4 cups 3/4 to 1-inch cantaloupe melon balls (from one 5-pound melon)
  • Garnish: whipped cream and freshly grated lime zest
Directions

In a small saucepan simmer syrup ingredients, stirring, until sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute. Remove pan from heat, add split vanilla bean, and cool syrup completely.

Discard zest and vanilla bean. Syrup may be made 1 day ahead and chilled, covered.

Just before serving, in a medium bowl combine melon balls with syrup and divide mixture among 6 martini glasses. Top each serving with a generous dollop of cream and garnish with grated zest.

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