Family Favorites...Creamy Fruit Salad Dressing

I was looking for a salad dressing to serve with a tossed lettuce and fruit salad similar to one we enjoyed at a restaurant salad bar and decided to try this one from “The Honey Kitchen", a 1980 cookbook from the American Bee Journal.  I used the juice from some canned pineapple I added to the fruit salad.
It was perfect; I made it the afternoon before I used it, and it was delicious and a nice consistency.  You can substitute a heat-proof bowl over a pan of hot water (don’t let the hot water touch the bowl or upper pan) instead of the double boiler if you don’t have one.  I added the butter to smooth the tanginess a little, and I have tried it with cook-type clear jel instead of cornstarch one-for-one with good luck too.  This recipe also has the advantage of being gluten-free for celiacs like Myrna. 

 Creamy Fruit Salad Dressing 
  1        Large  Egg
  1         Tablespoon  Cornstarch or Cook-type Clear Jel
  2        Tablespoons  Honey
  1        Cup  Pineapple Juice
  2        Tablespoons  Lemon Juice
   ¼     Teaspoon Salt  
1         Tablespoon Butter (optional)
Mix slightly beaten egg, cornstarch, honey and salt in top of double boiler.
Add juices and cook slowly over boiling water until mixture thickens.
Stir in butter until melted and mixture thickens again; chill. 
Yield:  Approximately 1 ¼ cup.

14 comments:

  1. I love fruit salad. This looks really good.
    Happy weekend.

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    1. I made this after Sue said how good it was, she was right and not at all hard to make. We are big fans of fruit salad.

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  2. I sometimes make a big fruit salad that calls for pudding & the fruit juices for the "dressing." I should make that again one of these days.

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    1. That sounds good. The fruit is really good and a little less expensive this year. I have been buying some great strawberries and blueberries for less than last years and now of course the peaches are coming into the stores. Peach pie is so good, but so is slicing them, sugar and half and half in a bowl. Now I made myself hungry.

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  3. I love peaches, but my hubby does not unless it's the peach quick bread. I don't add anything, just eat the peach. I will have to try to remember to drive by the peach stand tomorrow after church. They should be open soon if they aren't already as I talked to the woman last week. Yummy!

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    1. And aren't you lucky to have a peach stand while we get shipped in peaches. I like mine sliced in a bowl with half and half and sugar or in a pie? lol

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  4. Since we're in Colorado and there are fruit growers in our state, it is a blessing to have them fresh from the source. Cantaloupe is grown in CO, also. Mostly in the SW part of the state. I forgot to stop today, but have it on my list for tomorrow.

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    1. Lucky you to have access to the peaches fresh. I usually buy the Colorado peaches but haven't seen them in the stores yet. I sure don't think of CO being a state to grow Cantaloupe in.

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  5. http://planttalk.colostate.edu/topics/fruits/1217-fruit-trees-colorado/

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    1. Thanks for the web site, interesting to read.

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  6. We also have Olathe sweet corn, but it's not like I remember from MN.

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    1. Nadine, Of course we are in Iowa, the Tall Corn State and the sweet corn is good here but not as good as going out to the garden, picking it and Mom waiting for it to put it in to cook. Lots of butter and salt and drippy arms and fingers, YUM. Dad planted different varieties so I am not sure what the name was.

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  7. No salt for me & these days except in the butter. Bcz I have a front & center crown, I have to cut the corn off the cob. Takes all the enjoyment out of it! I don't remember the varieties of corn either, but I'm picturing DeKalb signs. Lol

    All the good stuff is ripening! ��

    Rocky Ford canteloupe is in the stores now.

    http://www.lajuntatribunedemocrat.com/news/20170724/rocky-ford-cantaloupe-season-begins

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    1. Oh, yeah, Here we like the Athena cantaloupes which are now in the stores at a good price. Sure will miss all the good fruit when winter hits. And yes, DeKalb signs still abound here in corn country.

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