Mixed Melon Compote

Mixed Melon Compote

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This tangy fruit mixture is equally good as a refreshing dessert after a rich main course, or as part of a luxurious breakfast or brunch.

Lynn Cole

Serves: 6 

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, quartered
  • 1/4 small rockmelon, seeded and scooped into balls
  • 1/4 small honeydew melon, seeded and scooped into balls
  • 2 small plums, stoned and sliced
  • 2/3 cup apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2-cm-wide strip of lemon rind, white pith removed, cut into fine strips
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preparation:1hour20min  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

  1. Combine the strawberries, rockmelon, honeydew melon and plums in a large bowl. Combine the apple juice, brown sugar, lemon juice, lemon rind and cinnamon in a small bowl. Pour the juice mixture over the fruit mixture and toss gently to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, stirring once.
  2. To serve, divide the fruit mixture and juices evenly among six pretty bowls. As a dessert, serve with crisp biscuits of your choice and, if you wish, whipped cream or ice cream.


Mixed Citrus Compote: Prepare the citrus compote following the method described for the mixed melon compote, but substituting 4 medium oranges, peeled and segmented, and 2 medium grapefruit, peeled and segmented, for the mixed pieces of rockmelon, honeydew melon and plums.

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