Recipe courtesy of Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger

Melon Coupe with Vanilla

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  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 6 servings
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1 1/2 cups dry white wine

1/2 cup sugar

1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise

3 cups cantaloupe cubes

3 cups honeydew cubes

3 cups watermelon cubes

Chopped fresh mint


  1. Combine 1/2 cup wine and sugar in heavy small saucepan. Scrape in seeds from vanilla bean; add bean. Stir over low heat until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Let steep 30 minutes. Remove vanilla bean.
  2. Combine fruit in large bowl. Add remaining 1 cup wine to sugar syrup. Pour over fruit. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours.