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Peach and Nectarine Fruit Cocktail

Most of us know fruit cocktail as the little diced fruit that comes out of a can. You can probably name the ingredients with your eyes closed: colored cherries, green grapes, peaches, pears and pineapple. Fruit cocktail was always my ... Read more

Total time: 25 minutes | Serves 6

Light syrup

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange, sage or lavender honey
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3/4 cup water

Step 1Heat the sugar, honey, vanilla bean, lemon juice and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil for 1 minute and remove the pan from the heat. Let the syrup cool. Discard the bean or serve it with the syrup. It is chewy and delicious.


  • 6 white peaches
  • 6 nectarines
  • Mint sprigs, for garnish

Step 1Peel the peaches, discarding the pits, and dice them into 3/4-inch pieces. Dice the nectarines into 3/4-inch pieces.

Step 2Gently stir the peaches and nectarines into the syrup.

Step 3Divide the fruit among serving bowls and garnish each with mint sprigs.

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