Melon and Bananas with Grapefruit-Mint Syrup

Add a fancy touch to breakfast or brunch with this fruit medley drizzled with chilled mint syrup. It's ready to serve in less than an hour.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 10

Ingredients

1/2
cup sugar
1/2
cup fresh or bottled grapefruit juice
2
teaspoons cornstarch
1
tablespoon thinly sliced fresh mint leaves
1/2
small honeydew melon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 2 1/4 cups)
1/2
small cantaloupe, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 2 1/4 cups)
2
medium bananas, cut in half lengthwise, sliced
Fresh mint sprigs

  • 1 In 1-quart saucepan, mix sugar, grapefruit juice and cornstarch. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. Stir in sliced mint. Cover; refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
  • 2 Divide honeydew, cantaloupe and bananas among individual serving dishes; spoon syrup over fruit. Garnish with mint sprigs.

Expert Tips

The syrup can be made a day ahead. Store covered in refrigerator.

Orange juice can be substituted for the grapefruit juice.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (1/2 Cup)
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
0),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
15mg
15%;
Total Carbohydrate
23g
23%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
20g
20%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.