Especially good during the winter season, apples, pears, pineapple, and bananas blend nicely with the flavors of maple syrup. For the summer, substitute fresh peaches, melons, cherries, and other fruits of the season for the pears and apples.
This recipe is from the My Great Recipes card collection and is good served with cottage cheese and freshly baked bran muffins, tea, or coffee.
When available, you may use fresh pineapple, diced into 1-inch chunks, in place of the canned.
Makes 4 servings.
Salads and Their Dressings, Section 2, Card 44
Fruit Salad with Maple Dressing
- 1 5 1/4- ounce can pineapple chunks drained
- 2 golden delicious apples pared, cored, and sliced
- 1 pear pared, cored, and sliced
- 1 banana sliced
- 1 cup strawberries sliced
- 1/4 cup golden raisins
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup apple juice
- 1/4 cup dates pitted and chopped
Combine fruit in bowl.
In another bowl, mix raisins, maple syrup, apple juice, and dates. Mix maple syrup mixture into the apple mixture. Toss lightly to moisten all fruit pieces. Cover and let stand 30 minutes in refrigerator.
When ready to serve, line a salad bowl with lettuce leaves. Arrange salad in the bowl.