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Pineapple Fruit Boat

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Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 servings

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.


  • 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


  1. Stand pineapple upright and vertically cut a third from one side, leaving the leaves attached; set cut piece aside.
  2. 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.
  3. In a large bowl, combine 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.

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