Fruit Salad......Anyone have any good ones?

mangomango Registered Users Posts: 60
Spiced Fruit Salad

3 oranges peeled and cut in segments
2 bananas,peeled and sliced
1/2 smalll melon, cut in cubes
4 apricots, quartered
4 greengage plums, quartered
2 peaches, sliced
2Tbsp. vanilla sugar
juice of 2 oranges
juice of 1 lemon
1 Tbsp. orange flower water
1/2 tsp. cinammon
1/4 tsp. coriander

1.Put fruit in serving bowl
2.Dissolve the sugar in the fruit juices. Stir in the orange flower water and spices.
3. Pour the spiced fruit juice over the fruit and mix carefully. Chill 2-3 hours before serving.

Oranges in Armagnac

This is a common dessert here, though technically not a salad. It's easy.

Peel oranges and remove pith.
Slice oranges and arrange in glass serving bowl. Pour Armagnac over top.

[ October 23, 2002: Message edited by: mango ]


  • asiancurlsasiancurls Registered Users Posts: 3
    I love fruit salad but everytime i take fruit and toss it together it comes out funny and tasting weird.

    Anyone have any good recipes for Fruit Salad?

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  • munchkinmunchkin Registered Users Posts: 2,909 Curl Connoisseur
    This is a fruit salad that is good this time of the year especially, though once it is made, it should be eaten the same day.

    Core and Cube 2-4 apples (peel skin - optional)
    One can of mandarin oranges (drained)*
    One can of pineapple cubes (drained)*
    One or two sliced bananas
    Seedless grapes (red or green)
    some chopped walnuts

    Get a container (half pint or pint size) of real whipping cream. (I can't remember off hand exactly what you add to it -- (tsp) vanilla and possibly sugar.) Whip with electric mixer. Fold above fruit into the whipping cream. Chill. Serve.

    I have found if you let this sit overnight the fruit tends to make the whipped cream runny -- though I have eaten it the second day.

    When putting in grapes, bananas, apples -- I usually just check to see how filled up the bowl is and how much salad I need to make to determine how many to use.

    * Make sure you drain these well so they don't make your salad soggy.
  • PartyHairPartyHair Registered Users Posts: 7,713
    Hey! My mom makes this AWESOME fruit salad she calls "Ambrosia". I'm too doggoned lazy to get up and find the recipe right now, but it's similar to this one:


    1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
    2 1/2 cups shredded coconut
    1/2 cup chopped walnuts
    1 (8 ounce) can fruit cocktail, drained
    1 (8 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained
    1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
    3 cups miniature marshmallows
    1 (10 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, drained (optional)
    1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    In a large bowl, combine the whipped topping, coconut, chopped nuts, fruit cocktail, pineapple, mandarin oranges, marshmallows, cherries, nutmeg and cinnamon. Mix together well and refrigerate for 30 to 45 minutes.


    I'll look for Mom's recipe tomorrow. If it's vastly different I'll post it. icon_smile.gif It's always an enormous hit at family affairs. icon_smile.gif

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  • marielle448marielle448 Registered Users Posts: 1,823
    Um, okay this won't be healthy but it was a comfort food from growing up. My mom's Columbian friend used to make an ambrosia-type salad with sour cream, condensed milk, canned fruit cocktail, canned mandarins & mini marshmallows.

    The mixture sat overnight and the marshmallows aborbed the thick sauce until they were spongy. YUM!
  • *Christy**Christy* Registered Users Posts: 40
    I LUV fruit salad. Here's my favorite.
    A couple of cans of fruit coctail, drained, mixed with a container of whipped creme, and a box of cream cheese. mmmm icon_smile.gif
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  • Goldilocks718Goldilocks718 Registered Users Posts: 1
    here's a link to some good fruit salad----yummy yummy!! lol

    Fruit Salad

    Sorry lol icon_razz.gif

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