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Melon Compôte


  • 1 pound of sugar
  • 1/2 pint of water
  • 1 spicy musk melon
  • wine


Make a syrup by boiling the sugar, (cost ten cents,) with the water. Pare and slice a spicy musk melon, (cost five cents,) and put it into the syrup with a little wine, (cost five cents.) Boil gently for ten minutes, take up the melon in a glass dish, cool the syrup a little, and pour it over the melon. Serve the compôte cold; it is delicious, and costs only about twenty-five cents.


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Twenty-Five Cent Dinners for Families of Six (1879).

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