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Longan Fruit Salad

Course Appetizer, Salad, Snack
Servings 6

Ingredients

Kumquat Syrup

  • 1/2 cup kumquats sliced thin and deseeded
  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice divided

Salad

  • 20-25 each cherries halved and deseeded
  • 3 cups cantaloupe balled or chopped
  • 2 cup longan fruit shelled, deseeded, and halved
  • mint optional as needed for garnish

Instructions

Kumquat Syrup

  • Place the kumquats, sugar, and half the orange juice in a small pan. Heat over medium-low to medium heat and dissolve the sugar. Try to keep the kumquats in a flat layer. Simmer for 10-15 minutes until the fruit is opaque and the syrup has thickened. Remove from the heat and add the remaining orange juice. Cool and set aside until ready to use.

Salad

  • Prepare the fruit keeping the cherries separate from the other fruits. Add 1/3 of the cooled syrup to the cherries. Add the other 2/3s along with the kumquats to the cantaloupe and longan. Mix the syrup into the fruits and refrigerate for 15-30 minutes. Mix the cherries with the other fruits right before serving. Spoon into dishes, garnish with mint, and serve.