Serve over ice cream or as a topping for cakes or pancakes!
| dish: dessert|
Combine the water, sugar, vanilla bean, and lemon zest in a medium saucepan. Place over low heat and stir until sugar dissolves. Raise the heat to high and bring the syrup to a boil. Stir in the fruit and the lemon juice.
Cover the fruit with a lid slightly smaller than the diameter of the saucepan to keep fruit submerged in syrup. Reduce the heat to low and cook about 8 minutes. Allow the fruit to cool in the syrup, still covered, to room temperature. Transfer to a serving bowl, cover and chill at least 30 minutes before serving.
adapted from RecipeZaar