This is a sweet fruit salad intended to be served as a low-fat dessert. The syrup is essential; without it, you just have an ordinary fruit salad, for which you probably don't need a recipe! You can vary the fruits to use what you have on hand. This is especially good with strawberries and melon. Bananas might be too overpowering, though.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the sugar, water, lemon zest, cinnamon, and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 10 minutes. Strain the syrup through a mesh strainer; refrigerate until cold.

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  • Place the mango, peaches, apple, raspberries, mint, and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice into a mixing bowl. Pour the chilled syrup overtop and gently stir to combine.

Nutrition Facts

150 calories; protein 1.2g; carbohydrates 38.4g; fat 0.5g; sodium 1.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2009
Word up -- I used 1/4 c sugar 1/4 c honey instead of the full c sugar plus I substituted blueberries for some raspberries. It was very tasty! Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2009
Word up -- I used 1/4 c sugar 1/4 c honey instead of the full c sugar plus I substituted blueberries for some raspberries. It was very tasty! Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2011
I halved the recipe. Used strawberries blackberries blueberries and an apple as my fruit. Half sugar half honey. May use less sugar next time. We found the mint in the salad a little too leaf-y texture-wise so I may omit it next time or simmer it into the syrup. Also did not use water for the syrup... I used limoncello instead;) DELISH. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2009
This was absolutely wonderful! Very refreshing yet sweet enough that it tastes like a desert. I did take the advise of another reviewer and used half honey. Very nice flavor and a little healthier. Thanks!:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2012
Lovely. The lemon simple syrup is a delicious enhancement to these beautiful summer fruits. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2012
Outstanding! I read the other reviews and changed it slightly. I added the mint to the sauce and strained it out with the cinnamon and lemon zest. I didn't change the sugar but doubled the amount of sauce and used about 2/3rds of it on the fruit. I also cut the recipe from 12 servings to 4. YUM!! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2014
Wonderful way to flavor simple syrup! Now I want to try lemon and mint lemon and ginger lemon ginger and mint orange and cinnamon...endless possibilities! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2017
Grapes and strawberries and watermelon I also I used honey and half cup of Splenda next time try straight honey besides it being to sweet for me it was refreshing thnx for sharing:) Read More
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