Grandma's Winter Fruit Medley


This is a beautiful addition to any special Sunday or holiday dinner or buffet.  It’s a good choice when grapes are on sale; I used “Holiday” red seedless grapes which we especially like.  I like the make-ahead – and it’s delicious with an easy lemony dressing.   Show it off in Grandma’s glass compote or any 2 quart glass dish. (I purchased this one for $6 at the What Cheer Flea Market this past fall - I often see them at thrift shops too.) 
The dressing didn’t need a double boiler to prepare it, but use medium heat and it really only took 5 minutes to thicken with constant stirring.    My store-brand oranges come in a 15 ounce can; I used all of it.          
Grandma's Winter Fruit Medley
  2      cups  Green Grapes -- seedless (11-12 ounces)
  2      cups  Red Grapes -- seedless (11-12 ounces)
  20    ounces  Pineapple Chunks in Juice -- Drained, reserve juice
  11    ounces  Mandarin Oranges -- drained, reserve juice
  2      medium  Bananas -- sliced 1/2" thick
                        Dressing
     ½  cup  Sugar
  1      tablespoon  Flour, All-purpose
  1      large  Egg
     ¾  cup  Reserved Fruit Juices
  1      tablespoon  Lemon Juice

Place fruit in large bowl.  In a 1 quart saucepan, stir together sugar, flour and egg, add remaining dressing ingredients.  Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until dressing is thickened, 3-5 minutes.
Let stand 5 minutes.  Pour dressing over fruit, toss to coat.  Chill 15 minutes or more.
2011 cost:  $9.00 or $1.13 per serving
Land O'Lakes Treasury of Country Recipes 1992 
Yield:  "2 quarts"
Per Serving: 185 Calories; 1g Fat (4.3% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 46g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 27mg Cholesterol; 11mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 2 Fruit; 0 Fat; 1 Other Carbohydrates.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds so good. I will give it a try soon.

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