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Really Good Fruit Salad

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Cobra
beers 1100 º places 24 º 21:56 Sun 2/19/2012

1 cup strawberries
1 cup blueberries
1 cup red raspberries
1 cup black raspberries
2 large ripe bananas
1 cup green seedless grapes
1 cup red seedless grapes
1 ripe mango
1 ripe Kiwi
1 ripe Granny Smith apple, sliced
1 ripe Fuji apple, sliced
1 cup cantalope
1 cup ripe watermelon
1 large pink grapefruit, peeled & segmented
1 large navel orange, peeled & segmented

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup saison beer

Mix well in a large bowl & serve ice cold.
Feeds about 8 people.

 
DaSilky1
beers 2606 º places 66 º 22:16 Sun 2/19/2012

Does all that liquid make it runny? Does it need the addition of whipped cream or sour cream or something? Can the fruit absorb that much straight liquid? Maybe so, there are some porous fruits in there, just asking.

 
Beerona97
beers 2397 º places 114 º 22:23 Sun 2/19/2012

Sounds good, but what are the chances I would get one of each of those fruits?

 
Cobra
beers 1100 º places 24 º 09:24 Mon 2/20/2012

Originally posted by DaSilky1
Does all that liquid make it runny? Does it need the addition of whipped cream or sour cream or something? Can the fruit absorb that much straight liquid? Maybe so, there are some porous fruits in there, just asking.

Iíve made this recipe with the addition of fresh nectarines, peaches, and plums. If the fruit is really ripe & juicy, you can cut back on the saison, but Iíve never had a problem with the fruit absorbing any extra liquid. If you want to make it super fancy, you could top it with fresh whipped cream, but the more it marinates, the better it is.
The balsamic vinegar sounds strange, but it really works with some of the sweeter fruits to balance it out nicely.
It is not a cheap dish by any means, but when you make it, there are never any leftovers. Iíve made it for 4-5 years now for holidays, mostly, and there wasnít enough left over for a snack later on.

 
Savvy1982
beers 1705 º places 70 º 09:43 Mon 2/20/2012

Originally posted by Cobra
Originally posted by DaSilky1
Does all that liquid make it runny? Does it need the addition of whipped cream or sour cream or something? Can the fruit absorb that much straight liquid? Maybe so, there are some porous fruits in there, just asking.

Iíve made this recipe with the addition of fresh nectarines, peaches, and plums. If the fruit is really ripe & juicy, you can cut back on the saison, but Iíve never had a problem with the fruit absorbing any extra liquid. If you want to make it super fancy, you could top it with fresh whipped cream, but the more it marinates, the better it is.
The balsamic vinegar sounds strange, but it really works with some of the sweeter fruits to balance it out nicely.
It is not a cheap dish by any means, but when you make it, there are never any leftovers. Iíve made it for 4-5 years now for holidays, mostly, and there wasnít enough left over for a snack later on.


The balsamic does kinda scare me off, but if you say it works....

I think Iíll save this one for summer though, as fruit prices in Canada in February would make this a $90 fruit salad.

 
Guyute_Pig
beers 102 º places 48 º 10:54 Mon 2/20/2012

Balsamic rocks with tart fruit, but you gotta find and pay for the good stuff.

 
Tibeerious
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places 1 º 10:54 Mon 2/20/2012

Donít be scared of the balsamic, it creates some sort of chemical reaction that makes things sweet. You can toss a couple pints of strawberries with a couple of tablespoons of balsamic and you wonít need sugar.

 
Cobra
beers 1100 º places 24 º 13:58 Mon 2/20/2012

If you serve this with a cheese & sausage platter, youíll have a full meal. I use Maytag Blue, some good salami with mortadella, and spicy andouille sausages.