I got this fruit salad recipe from my grandmother. It is from a text book she had when she went to college. The copy right date on it is 1933. Actually, the recipe is for the dressing, You can put any fruit in it.
This recipe means the Holidays, it means family, it means tradition. This recipe has gone through 4 generations now.
Ingredients for the fruit salad
2 apples – one green and one red
1 can of pineapple chunks drained, 1/2 cup juice reserved
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons of cornstarch
1/4 cup of sugar
1 cup of heavy whipping cream
juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup of nuts (walnuts or pecans)
First, cut up all the fruit into bite size pieces. Used a red skinned apple and a green skinned apple for color variation. Squeeze half of the lemon juice on the fruit so it does not turn brown. Add the can of drained pineapple chunks to the fruit also.
I save the citrus peels for later. See what I make with them here.
In a small sauce pan mix the 1/2 of pineapple juice, the rest of the lemon juice, and sugar. Bring it to a boil and let it thicken a little. Add the cornstarch and stir until it is all dissolved. It should take a minutes or to for it to become real thick. Almost like a pudding like. Take it off the heat and while stirring add the egg yolk. Put it in the refrigerator to cool.
While the pineapple mixture is cooling you need to whip the cream into stiff peaks. After the pineapple mixture is cooled gently fold it into the whipped cream.
Last you are going to mix it into the fruit and top with the nuts.
I can’t remember a Thanksgiving or Christmas we didn’t make it. It is a tradition that I have passed on to my daughter and I hope it will be passed on to her son.
Do you have a Holiday tradition or a favorite food that you have EVERY year? I would really love to hear about it.
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