Spicy Tropical Fruit Medley

Spicy Tropical Fruit Medley

  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 12 min
  • Total: 32 min
  • Serving: 4-6 Servings

Enjoy these juicy pieces of tropical fruit with spicy syrup as a dessert, or spooned on top of grilled chicken or seafood.


  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 whole cardamom pod
  • 1 mango, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 1 kiwi, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 1 medium Asian pear, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 1 lime, peeled and cut into segments
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 2 strips orange zest (1/2-by-2-inch), cut into thin slivers


  1. In a small saucepan, place the water, honey, cloves, cinnamon stick and cardamom over high heat and bring to a boil.
  2. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer the mixture for 10 minutes until syrupy, then remove from heat and allow to cool.
  3. Pour the syrup through a sieve and into a medium-sized bowl, discarding the spices in the sieve.
  4. Place the mango, kiwi, pear, lime segments, dried cherries and orange zest into the bowl and gently toss with the syrup to combine.


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