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Lychees, cherries and guavas in lemon grass and vanilla syrup

You'll need

2 stalks lemon grass, bruised 1 pandanus leaf, knotted 1 vanilla bean, sliced lengthways ¼ cup caster sugar 1½ cups water 650 gm lychees, peeled 250 gm cherries, pitted and halved 1 white guava, peeled, cut into wedges To serve: vanilla bean or coconut ice-cream, optional


  • 01
  • Place lemongrass, pandanus leaf, scraped seeds of 1 vanilla bean and bean, caster sugar and 1½ cups water in a small saucepan and stir over low heat until sugar dissolves. Boil syrup until reduced by half, then set cool.
  • 02
  • Place lychees, cherries, guava and syrup in a bowl, combine well and refrigerate until chilled. Divide fruit and syrup among bowls and serve immediately, with ice-cream, if using.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people

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