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Pineapple Fruit Boat

 Pineapple Fruit Boat
Served in a pineapple shell, this fancy salad goes together surprisingly quickly with a handful of ingredients. It's an impressive way to present fresh fruit.
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 fresh pineapple
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 medium navel orange, peeled and sectioned
  • 1 medium firm banana, sliced
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened

Directions

  • Stand pineapple upright and vertically cut a third from one side,
  • leaving the leaves attached; set cut piece aside.
  • Using a paring or grapefruit knife, remove pineapple from large
  • section in strips, leaving a 1/2-in. shell; discard core. Cut strips
  • into bite-size chunks. Set aside 2 tablespoons juice from pineapple;
  • invert shell onto paper towel to drain. Remove fruit from the small
  • pineapple piece and cut into chunks; discard peel. Place shell in a
  • large serving bowl or on a serving platter.
  • In a bowl, combine the pineapple chunks, strawberries, orange and
  • banana. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and reserved pineapple
  • juice; spoon over fruit and stir gently. Spoon into pineapple boat.
  • Yield: 6 servings.