Stone Fruit with Ginger-Lime Syrup and Mint

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stone fruit salad

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Sliced peaches, nectarines and plums go from simple to sublime when soaked in a refreshing ginger-lime syrup infused with fresh mint. Be sure to let the fruit marinate for at least 45 minutes but not too much longer or the ginger will mellow out. Serve alone as a light dessert or as an elegant accompaniment to pound cake, vanilla ice cream or both!

Stone Fruit with Ginger-Lime Syrup and Mint

Servings: 4
Total Time: 25 Minutes


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh ginger, left unpeeled
  • 3 ripe peaches, sliced
  • 3 ripe plums, sliced
  • 3 ripe nectarines, sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice, from 2 limes
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint


  1. Bring water, sugar and ginger to a boil in a small saucepan. Turn heat down to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain through a fine sieve into shallow bowl and let cool in refrigerator.
  2. Combine sliced fruits in a shallow serving bowl. Add cold ginger syrup, fresh lime juice and mint. Stir to combine. Cover and chill for 45 minutes - 1 hour.

Nutrition Information

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  • Calories: 111
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 29 g
  • Sugar: 25 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Sodium: 3 mg
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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Reviews & Comments

  • How much would 1/2 a cup of ginger be in grams?

    • — Gayatri Verma on August 10, 2018
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    • Hi Gayatri, that would be the equivalent of about 115 grams. (I just added the metric conversions to the recipe.) Hope you enjoy!

      • — Jenn on August 10, 2018
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  • Hi Jenn! I’m looking for a dessert to serve for graduation dinner — so make ahead is important. How far in advance could I make the syrup for this recipe? Thanks!!!

    • — JG on May 27, 2018
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    • Hi JG, I think you could get away with making the syrup 3 – 4 days ahead. Hope everyone enjoys!

      • — Jenn on May 27, 2018
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  • This is a delicious refreshing dessert. Everyone agreed. I will make this again for a family brunch. Is there enough lime juice to prevent the peaches from turning brown overnight?

    • — Ellen on June 27, 2017
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    • Hi Ellen, so glad you like this! While they won’t look exactly the same as when freshly sliced, I think the lime juice will help to preserve the appearance of the peaches.

      • — Jenn on June 27, 2017
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  • Served this at book club last night! Now everyone wants the recipe! I tweeked it a bit – I used finely diced ginger to the syrup (instead of throwing it away). Could you please post calorie count!

    • — Diane on July 13, 2016
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    • Hi Diane, So glad everyone enjoyed it! I just added the nutritional info to the recipe.

      • — Jenn on July 13, 2016
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  • Our farmers market opens next week — I will buy lots of peaches so I can try this salad. Sounds like the perfect summer salad!

    • — Debi on June 21, 2012
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  • Delicious and perfect for a summer breakfast out on the patio… I also add just a bit of lemon zest. Wonderful!

    • — Elizabeth C. in Kansas on May 19, 2012
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  • I can’t wait to try this!!!

    • — Adrienne on May 16, 2012
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  • this fruit salad combines some of my favorite flavors – mint, ginger and yummy sweet juicy peaches. Thank you!!!

    • — kathy on May 16, 2012
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  • Love this recipe. The ginger and mint Really add layers of flavor to the fruit. As soon as these fruits are available my family requests this fruit salad!

    • — Diane on May 15, 2012
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  • Beautiful! I will try it as soon as peach season arrives!

    • — teresa swann on March 6, 2012
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  • Can’t wait for peach season! I did not think ginger would go with peach but i’ll have to see how they blend.

    • — meredith on March 4, 2012
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  • This recipe had a bit too much fresh ginger for my taste, but I seem a bit sensitive to it. Maybe if I peeled it or chopped it more finely?

    • — Nadia on March 4, 2012
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    • Nadia, Sometimes ginger can be pretty strong, but it does mellow out in this salad the longer it sits. Perhaps just use less next time to suit your taste. Hope that helps 🙂

      • — Jenn on March 4, 2012
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  • My daughter made this first, and urged me to give it a try. It was the perfect addition to a Sunday neighborhood brunch! .Even though I’m not a ginger fan, I enjoyed it.

    • — Colleen on March 1, 2012
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