Tropical Fruit in Spiced Syrup
Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days.
Tips: To segment a citrus fruit: Using a sharp knife, cut off the peel and white pith from the lime. To make attractive segments, hold the lime over a bowl (to catch the juice) and slice between each segment and its surrounding membranes.
Use a vegetable peeler to easily remove strips of the outer skin (zest), leaving the bitter white pith behind.
Note: Asian pears are shaped more like an apple than a pear, have golden yellow-green skin and retain their crisp texture even when ripe. Look for them in the specialty-fruit section of the supermarket.