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Summer Fruit in Spiced Syrup

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 7 min


  • 3/4cup(s) water
  • 1/2cup(s) sugar
  • 3 (whole cloves) .
  • 1 (3 inches) cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 strip(s) (3-inch by 3/4-inch) fresh lemon peel
  • 2 tablespoon(s) fresh lemon juice
  • 6 cup(s) fresh fruit, such as sliced nectarines, plums, strawberries, blueberries and raspberries


  1. In 1-quart saucepan, combine water, sugar, spices, and lemon peel; heat to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 5 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in lemon juice. Cool syrup to room temperature.
  2. In large bowl, combine fruits and syrup. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours, stirring occasionally.

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