Any-Season Fruit Bowl Recipe
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Any-Season Fruit Bowl Recipe

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A refreshing fruit salad like this one is a welcome addition to a any meal. A hint of anise gives it festive flavor, and it looks gorgeous on a buffet table. —Frances Stevenson, McRae, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + chilling Cook: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:16-18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + chilling Cook: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16-18 servings


  • 2 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup lime or lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon anise extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 oranges, peeled and sectioned
  • 3 kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
  • 2 grapefruit, peeled and sectioned
  • 2 large apples, cubed
  • 1 pint strawberries, sliced
  • 1 pound green grapes
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 143 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 69mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine water, sugar, lime juice, anise and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat; cover and refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight.
  2. Combine fruit in a large bowl; add dressing and toss to coat. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour. Yield: 16-18 servings.
Originally published as Any-Season Fruit Bowl in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1997, p13

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Rockamama User ID: 1263362 46565
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2012

"I would cut the amount of sugar by half, it was way too much...and if you don't like the taste of black licorice, leave the anise out."

Rockamama User ID: 1263362 202366
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2011

"Although I do like the flavor of licorice, I would omit it from this recipe."

Ritab2pamperu User ID: 897990 19570
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2009

"I would leave out the anise extract. I am not that found of the black licorice flavor and apparently neither did the other 25 people at my breakfast last year. Then I would have to rate it again."

GooFan User ID: 2452423 44238
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2007

"Nice Summer Dish!"

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