Fruit Salad is a tasty dessert to serve anytime. It is easy to make and can be made ahead of time. It gives the benefit of a wide range of fruits. Fruits of rarer variety taste good and makes it richer. Addition of nuts makes it exotic.
When can you serve fruit salad?
Fruit salad can be served after lunch or dinner as dessert. It is ideal as after school snack for children. It makes a good dessert during summer, serve it with any ice cream. It is also ideal during fasting days.
Does fruit salad stay good in refrigerator?
Fruit salad stays good if refrigerated for two days. It tastes best when it is made and served chilled. Thus, the best way is to make custard and keep it in a refrigerator. Cut the fruits and keep them in another bowl. Mix the fruits in custard and serve.
- Pear 1
- Kiwi 3
- green apple 1
- lychee 8 ( I do not know of the latest threats of it, beware)
- orange 1
- sapota 2
- grapes 15
- strawberry 6
- milk 1/2 litre
- cornflour 1 tbsp
- sugar 3 tsp
- vanilla essence 2 drops
- cashew nuts 4
- raisins 8
- almonds 4
- honey 2 tbsp
The making of fruit salad involves 3 steps:
- Making of custard
- Cutting of fruits and nuts
- Mixing of it
1 Make custard by boiling the milk. Add sugar. Mix the corn flour in cold milk and keep it aside. Slowly add it to the boiling milk. Let boil for a few minutes. Allow to cool. Once it is at room temperature, keep it in the refrigerator.
2 Wash and cut the pear, green apple and sapota into small pieces. Remove the seeds of lychee and cut into quarters. Peel the orange and make it into segments. Cut strawberries. Cut the dry fruits into small pieces.
3 Mix all the fruits into the bowl of custard. Exotic fruit salad is now ready. Serve chilled, garnish with dry fruits and a dollop of honey.
Take a tip:
- Custard powder is made using corn flour. Thus, I have used corn flour and flavoured with vanilla essence to it. Alternatively, you can use custard powder also. But as I get down to the basics, I usually like to use cornflour.
- You can use any or all of the mentioned fruits.
- If mangoes are available, do use them. It tastes good.
- Banana is not used here, you can use it.
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This is an old post which I have redone now. It is part of Foodies_Redoing Old Post 11 where we work on a blog post every fortnight. This was one of the earliest posts that I wrote, now both the pictures and the text are changed.
Exotic Fruit Salad
Fruit Salad is a classic dessert to serve anytime. Use rare fruits and top with nuts to make it exotic.
- 1 pear
- 3 kiwi
- 1 green apple
- 8 lychee
- 1 orange
- 2 sapota
- 15 grapes
- 6 strawberry
For the custard
- 1/2 litre milk
- 1 tablespoon cornflour
- 3 teaspoon sugar
- 2 drops vanilla essence
- dry fruits
Making of Custard
Make custard by boiling the milk. Add sugar. Mix the corn flour in cold milk and keep it aside. Slowly add it to the boiling milk. Let boil for a few minutes. Allow to cool. Once it is at room temperature, keep it in the refrigerator.
Cutting of fruits
Cut the fruits into small pieces. Chop the dry fruits.
Mixing of fruits
Once the custard is warm, you can add fruits to it. Chill it. Before serving, top with nuts and a dollop of honey.
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