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Fresh Fruit with Rose Water Syrup


  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick, broken in half
  • 1 teaspoon rose water
  • 4 oranges
  • 2 cups red grapes, halved
  • 1 (1 pint) basket strawberries, halved
  • 1 pear, cored, sliced

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  1. Stir 1 1/2 cups water and sugar in heavy medium saucepan over medium-low heat until sugar dissolves.
  2. Increase heat to medium-high.
  3. Add cinnamon; boil until syrup is reduced to scant 1 cup, about 10 minutes.
  4. Mix in rose water; cool.
  5. Using small sharp knife, cut off peel and white pith from oranges.
  6. Working over large bowl, cut between membranes to release segments into bowl.
  7. Add grapes, berries and pear; toss to combine.
  8. Mix in syrup. (Can be prepared 2 hours ahead. Cover and refrigerate.)
  9. Spoon fruit and syrup into 6 bowls.

Serves 6.

Source: Bon Appetit January 1999