Sacramento fruit bowl

Yield: 12 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Water
1½ cup Sugar
3 tablespoons Lemon juice
2 tablespoons Anise seeds
½ teaspoon Salt
1 small Pineapple
1 small Honeydew melon
1 small Cantalope
2 smalls Oranges
2 larges Nectarines
2 larges Purple plums
½ pounds Grapes, seedless
2 Kiwi fruit

In 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, cook water, sugar, lemon juice, anise seeds and salt 15 mins, or until mixture becomes light syrup.

Refrigerate until syrup cools. Meanwhile, remove peel from pineapple, honeydew melon, cantalope. Cut pulp from pineapple and melons into bite-size chunks. Peel and section oranges. Slice nectarines and plums into wedges; do not peel.Slice grapes in half. In large bowl, combine fruits. Pour chilled syrup through strainer over the fruit.

Cover and refrigerate until well chilled, stirring occasionally. TO SERVE: Peel and slice kiwi. Gently stir into the fruit mixture.

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