It is nice outside and you have company staying for the holidays…..what to serve? With all the fruit you can buy at the grocery store, it is an easy decision. This makes a delightful, light dessert after all the turkey and trimmings or, if it is a nice summer day, a beautiful breakfast item to be served on the deck, light breeze….mmmmmm, sounds heavenly.
Prepare this part after the syrup is done.
- 4 cups of any fresh fruit, melons, berries, nectarines, pears and/or bananas…..
- 3 tbsp. of chopped mint leaves
- Put in a large bowl and GENTLY mix together.
- 3 cups water
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups thinly sliced fresh ginger, left unpeeled
Bring water, sugar and ginger to a boil and stir until the sugar has completely dissolved. Simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 20 minutes. Drain through a sieve and chill at least 2 1/2 – 3 hours.
Toss fruit with 1/4 cup of the dressing. I bet you will want to add more of the syrup.
This syrup will keep, covered and chilled up to 2 weeks.