Fresh Fruit Salad
Well it seems just putting recipes up and not a story with them is insufficient so I will explain where this recipe came from. This was a recipe of my mothers and when we gathered around the table for Thanksgiving we were served this as our first course and then Thanksgiving turkey soup. So I always slyly shoved this over to my grandfather and he'd eat my share since he loved fruit. Imagine what a silly child I was to pass this up.
There was no way I could eat this, soup, and the grand dinner my mother made us. Using fresh would be more healthy, and be sure to sprinkle lemon juice over it to prevent browning..
It makes the prettiest setting if served in crystal dessert dishes, adds a lot of sparkle to the table.
Use Fresh Fruit when possible
2 cans of slice peaches or 4 fresh peaches
1 can of pineapple or 1 fresh pineapple
2 cups of grapefruit sections or three fresh grapefruits in wedges
2 cans of mandarin oranges or 4 navel oranges in sections
3 large bananas
1 bag of cherries or fresh if you can find them
2 cups of seedless grapes
1 small can of apricots or 5 fresh apricots in slices
1 bag of frozen strawberries or 1 pint of fresh strawberries
Drain half of the juice from all canned fruit, add the rest (freeze the rest its great for punch or glazing a ham)
This fruit salad freezes well
Serve in pretty sherbet glasses topped with a maraschino cherry.
B. A. Williams