Mangoes in Lime Syrup

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Appears in
Simply Delicious 2

By Darina Allen

Published 1990

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This simple recipe must be made with a perfectly ripe mango; if the fruit you buy is under-ripe, wrap it in newspaper and keep it in your kitchen for a few days.


  • 1 ripe mango
  • 4 ozs (110 g/½ cup)


Put the sugar and water into a saucepan, stir over a gentle heat until the sugar dissolves, bring to the boil and simmer for 2 minutes; allow to cool.

Peel the mango and slice quite thinly down to the stone. Put the slices into a bowl and cover with the cold syrup.

Meanwhile remove the zest from the lime either with a zester or a fine stainless steel grater and add to the syrup