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Chilled Mixed Fruit Recipe
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Chilled Mixed Fruit Recipe

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Our Christmas meal always began with this refreshing, colorful cup that combines seven different fruits. You could even serve it as a light summer dessert with a scoop of lime sherbet.—Janet Wood, Windham, New Hampshire
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 medium grapefruit
  • 2 medium navel oranges
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cups halved fresh strawberries
  • 1 medium apple, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 medium pear, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 medium banana, sliced
  • 1 cup halved green grapes

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 119 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 2 fruit.

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Cool completely.
  2. Cut a thin slice from the top and bottom of each grapefruit; stand grapefruit upright on a cutting board. Cut off peel and outer membrane, starting from the top. Holding fruit over a bowl to catch juices, remove grapefruit sections by cutting along the membrane. Repeat with oranges.
  3. Place lemon juice, sugar syrup, citrus sections and reserved juices in a large bowl; toss to combine. Refrigerate, covered, 8 hours or overnight. Stir in remaining fruit; refrigerate, covered, 1 hour longer. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Chilled Fruit Cups in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2010, p29

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 119 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 2 fruit.

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