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Sunday, July 7, 2024

Fresh Fruit Platter with Lemon Creme Syrup, fruit so delicious we call it dessert!

Warmer weather calls for lighter meals with fresh flavors. This Fresh Fruit Platter with Lemon Creme Syrup is a perfect example! It is beautiful to look at, with tons of flavor, and is essentially fresh fruit in a dessert disguise...the best part is this fruit platter can be made with what you already have on hand! 



Fresh fruit as dessert is always welcome!

With all the fresh fruits and berries coming into the marketplace, now is the time to enjoy them as often as is possible! And for the busy cook selecting the freshest produce at the market or from your own garden is the easiest way to get a delicious meal on the table fast. 

This Fresh Fruit Platter with Lemon Creme Syrup is a good choice, beautiful to look at, and the best part is that it tastes great.  Pears and raspberries go splendidly together, but trust me, you will not want to stop there. Nectarines and blueberries are just as wonderful How about plums and raspberries? Or peaches and a medley of berries scattered over the top. So I urge you...

Please don't stop with pears and raspberries... 

Pears and raspberries were simply at the market the day I took the photos! As crops come out of the fields and orchards, market inventories will change. And so can this simple and healthy dessert. Fresh Fruit Platter with Lemon Creme Syrup is also delicious when made with melon and berries. Or kiwi and berries. There is no hard and fast rule for this easy going dessert platter. If you and yours enjoy it together, offer it! 




We often prefer a lighter offering for dessert after working or playing all day. And this fruit platter is perfect! The Lemon Creme Syrup makes enough to drizzle over the platter, with the rest offered at the table for those that wish a little bit more over their own serving. 

I think the different combinations of fresh fruit and berries to enjoy are endless. But for those wishing to serve a simple cookie alongside, try these Whole Grain Quick and Easy Sugar Cookies, you can't go wrong with this combo!


Ingredients needed for this recipe:
  • fresh fruit such as pears, peaches, or nectarines, and melon
  • fresh berries such as raspberries, blueberries, or strawberries
  • lemon
  • sugar
  • yogurt
You will also need the following:
  • kitchen knife
  • cutting board
  • citrus juicer
  • measuring cups
  • small mixing bowl
  • serving platter
  • small serving bowl or pitcher
Now we are ready to begin!




Fresh Fruit Platter with Lemon Creme Syrup
by the seat of my pants!
UPDATED: 07.07.2024

2 large pears, nectarines, peaches, or plums
1-2 c fresh raspberries, blueberries, thick-sliced strawberries
1 lemon
1/4 c sugar
1/4 c yogurt or sour cream (we used yogurt)

Juice the lemon, measure the juice. You will need 1/4 cup lemon juice. Combine the lemon juice, and sugar, stir well to dissolve the sugar. Whisk in the yogurt.

Cut the fresh fruit into wedges and arrange it on a large serving platter. Scatter the berries over the top. 

Drizzle the syrup lightly over the fruit. 

Offer the remaining Lemon Creme Syrup at the table for those wanting a little bit more!




Storage options for Fresh Fruit Platter with Lemon Creme Syrup. Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to two days. Store remaining Lemon Creme Syrup covered, for up to 5 days. 

UPDATE:  For your convenience, a "copy and paste" version of Fresh Fruit Platter with Lemon Creme Syrup has been included below. 
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Printable "copy and paste" version:

Fresh Fruit Platter with Lemon Creme Syrup
by the seat of my pants!
UPDATED: 07.07.2024

2 large pears, nectarines, peaches, or plums
1-2 c fresh raspberries, blueberries, thick-sliced strawberries
1 lemon
1/4 c sugar
1/4 c yogurt or sour cream (we used yogurt)

Juice the lemon, measure the juice. You will need 1/4 cup lemon juice. Combine the lemon juice, and sugar, stir well to dissolve the sugar. Whisk in the yogurt.

Cut the fresh fruit into wedges and arrange it on a large serving platter. Scatter the berries over the top. 


Drizzle the syrup lightly over the fruit. Offer the remaining Lemon Creme Syrup at the table for those wanting a little bit more!

Storage options for Fresh Fruit Platter with Lemon Creme Syrup. Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to two days. Store remaining Lemon Creme Syrup covered, for up to 5 days. 

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    1. Me too, a beautiful platter of good for you food! Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it.

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  2. Just dropped in from PS, and loved the fruit recipe---the three beautiful Seckels and some green grapes in the fridge will make a great dessert for tomorrow night, as we're scheduled for our first 90's of the season. glad to find this site, and will look in often! rachel

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    1. Rachel, thanks so much for your kind comment! Have a great week ahead.

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  3. YUM! Thanks so much for linking up with me at the Unlimited Link Party 28. Pinned!

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    1. You are welcome, Dee I love all your link ups, thanks so for hosting!

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  4. This sounds wonderful!! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party! Have a great week.

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  5. This looks so light and refreshing, I love the idea of a lemon creme syrup to make it seem fancy even though it is so simple to make :-)

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    1. Right!? From just fruit, to dessert! Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it!

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  6. What a great idea! I'm always putting out savory charcuterie, why not switch it up with an edible fruit display? Thanks so much for sharing!

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  7. This sounds so refreshing! And perfect for these warmer months. Thanks so much for sharing Melynda! 😊 #MMBC

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    1. Jayne, thank you. It is delicious with just about any fruit and any berry married together.

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  8. Melynda,
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes. I love fruit for dessert and that lemon drizzle sounds perfect.
    Have a great day.
    Hugs,
    Bev

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    1. Bev, thank you. I love easy "recipes" like this one, in busy times!

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  9. You are so right about fresh fruit to end the meal. Your platter is lovely.

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    1. Carol, thank you! You can make this any way you wish, the Lemon Creme Syrup goes with eveything!

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  10. This looks delicious and perfect for hot summer days!

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  11. Ohh! This is perfect for over summer! The Lemon Creme Syrup sounds amazing.

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  12. The best part of summer are desserts like this. It looks so fresh! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Have a great weekend.

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