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Fruit Salad with Lemon-Cinnamon Syrup

Rated as 4.7 out of 5 Stars

"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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1 h 30 m servings 150
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. 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.
  2. 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

Per Serving: 150 calories; 0.5 38.4 1.2 0 2 Full nutrition

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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!

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...

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 healthi...

Lovely. The lemon simple syrup is a delicious enhancement to these beautiful summer fruits. Thanks for sharing!

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 ...

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 :)

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!