Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Melon Fruit Salad with a Pineapple or Orange Glaze

What do we live for?
Is it not for making life less difficult for one another?


We had some friends over just for a bit of a spontaneous visit and I served up a fruit salad instead of baking something and heating up the house.
I got this recipe from my cousin Kathy that lives in Ontario, about 25 years ago for sure. It is still a good one Kathy. Have you made it lately?
Start with:

watermelon
cantaloupe
honey dew
blueberries
or a combination of your favorite seasonal fruit

Glaze:

2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar (or splenda, or liquid honey)
1 1/2 tbsp. lemon juice
2/3 cup pineapple juice or orange juice (freshly squeezed)

Combine ingredients in a small pot. Whisk on low heat until thick. Cool and pour over fruit.

Makes about 1 1/2 cups and the recipe can be easily halved.


Add over each individual serving just before you plan to eat it, other wise it gets very soupy, and not glazed.


Serve in backyard on a warm summer day sprinkled with lots of love.

May I suggest using honey (half the amount but that is personal taste) over sugar since it is a source of vitamin B, and freshly squeezed orange juice to reduce that amount of added sugar from a concentrate orange juice.


(I really should have taken a photo of this but I mixed the glaze with 2 cups of whipped cream and layered it in a trifle, layered with Angel food cake, fresh fruit and the whipped creamed with the glaze folded in. If you like you may add a splash of your favorite liquer.)

12 comments:

  1. This looks very refreshing and delcious. Thank you for the nutritional tip, we look for ways of converting our recipes to make them more beneficial for us.
    Carmen

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  2. Perfect salad for a warm sunny day! Honey instead of sugar is a good tip.

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  3. Looks so pretty and sounds so refreshing!

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  4. that looks like HEAVEN, TY!! Another keeper..

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  5. I haven't ever made one like this. .so refreshing and so much healthier than pie. .

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  6. This is a wonderful idea. I used to use peach or apricot pie filling out of a can mixed with fresh fruit,,, was never crazy about it. This sounds so much more refreshing...Thanks for posting this!! I will be trying this soon.

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  7. Perfect! I would love someone to serve me freshly glazed fruit as a summer treat!
    I think I'll just serve it myself ! smile

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  8. That looks so summery! I think you all need to get together and make all your favorite recipes and invite all your blog friends ~ we can have breakfast, lunch, and supper. We just want you to feel needed. You're welcome. HA HA Another great recipe!! Can't wait to make it ~

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  9. A fruit salad with that glaze sounds perfect!

    I'm just checking out your glaze recipe...and it is almost identical to the 'fruit salad dressing' I cooked up on the weekend. Once my dressing is cool...I fold in 1 cup of sweetened whipped cream. Always a favorite.

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  10. I don't like melons but I know my husband and kids will like this - making it this weekend!

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  11. Melon and Pineapple are my favorite fruits while salad is one of my favorite desserts. This is a very perfect combination. Thank you for the idea and for the ingredients as well. This is very delicious!!

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