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Gingered Melon/Lime Compote

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Introduction

Rather than hiding these lovely fruits under a piecrust, (allthough nothing wronge with that!), let them lighten up your room to add sparkle to table and plate alike!

Ingredients

Serves: 4

  • 500 millilitres water
  • 250 millilitres dry white wine
  • 313 millilitres sugar
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 slices lime peel
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh gingerroot
  • 750 millilitres melon balls (cantaloupe, honeydew or Crenshaw)
  • 2 tablespoons minced candied stem ginger

Method

Gingered Melon/Lime Compote is a community recipe submitted by Krakra58 and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • In a saucepan, combine water, wine, sugar, limejuice, limepeel and ginger, bring to a boil and simmer, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
  • Add the melon balls and simmer 5 minutes.
  • With a slotted spoon, transfer melon to a bowl and reduce poaching liquid until lightly thickened.
  • Strain syrup over the fruit and stir in the candied stem ginger.
  • Let cool and chill, covered for 2 hours.
  • Additional Information

    • Peeled and quartered kiwi fruit or stemmed Figs, halved, may substitued for the melon.

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